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New York’s Drawing Center Names Four New Board Members

The Drawing Center.

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The Drawing Center in New York has appointed four new members to its board of directors: dealers Valentina Castellani and Almine Ruiz-Picasso, filmmaker and collector Harry Tappan Heher, and financier and collector Jean-Edouard van Praet d’Amerloo.

Laura Hoptman, who started as executive director of the Drawing Center last September, said in a statement to press, “All four of our new board members are revered and active participants in the international art community, and bring their precious expertise to an already exceptional and dedicated board.”

Castellani is a former director of Gagosian who went independent in 2016, and Ruiz-Picasso is the founder of Almine Rech gallery, which has locations in Paris, Brussels, London, and New York. Heher is the founder of Pan+Hera Pictures, and van Praet is CEO and president of Brilliance and Financial Technology.

The SoHo museum recently hired a new director of development. Hoptman added of the new board members, “We welcome them as the Drawing Center enters a new phase of challenging and dynamic programming.”

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