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Eccentric art dealer and collector Simon Cerigo passed away

New York, 25 January 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

Though his name is hardly known to the public, Simon Cerigo was a connoisseur and a major figure of the art market. He died on Sunday, 20 January 2013 in New York at the age of 60, after an illness and cardiac complications. Canadian, born in France, he was a lover of unsual art. He owned a gallery for two years on A Avenue in New York and went on with art dealing for many years after and usually obtained a very high price for it. He attended countless gallery openings. He was particularly fond of discussing art, in all circumstances. He knew everyone, he who was walking around wearing a T-shirt and shorts, in perpetual search for yet undiscovered exhibitions.

The art world has lost an aesthete. A marginal character but sensitive connoisseur of the ways and means of the market, and who did not use his status to achieve his goals.