Sugar Loaf, N.Y. – Nov. 3, 2014 – Three paintings by Kurt Seligmann, all lost for decades, have been returned to Seligmann’s property in Sugar Loaf, now home of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. The paintings, all dating from the 1930s, will be formally presented to the public on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
“Learning that these paintings were on their way to the Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation was beyond amazing,” said Nancy Proyect, president of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. “It’s such a pleasure to welcome them to Kurt and Arlette Seligmann’s bucolic property.”
Stephen Robeson Miller, an author, art curator, scholar, and long-time friend of Arlette Seligmann’s, will present a gallery talk on the three painting and their place in history. Miller has written about Kurt Seligmann’s life and career as one of the world’s foremost Surrealist artists. He is also co-author of “Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy,” where he examined the intersection of Sage’s and Tanguy’s biographies and their work.
The paintings were passed on to the Citizens Foundation by Stanley Cohen, who served as Kurt Seligmann’s attorney and lived in the Seligmanns’ apartment in Paris for some time. Cohen is also one of the founders of the Alexander Calder Foundation. There is no admission charge and all are welcome at the event, but please RSVP for the event by calling 845.469.9459.