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In 2013, Brooklyn-based artist Joseph Marino Statkun, known as Jomar Statkun, originally sued Grunert and the gallery for “damages for violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) of 1990.” According to the suit, a copy of which was obtained by artnet News, the complaint centers on a painting Statkun created, titled Tubal Cain at Beggar’s Creek. The original dimensions of the work were 60 inches by 72 inches.

The painting was sold for $16,000 in August 11 2010, according to the complaint. Two years later, Statkun claims he learned from a former employee of the gallery that  “approximately 10 inches were cropped from Tubal Cain at Beggar’s Creek, without Plaintiff’s knowledge or consent,” according to court papers. A copy of the invoice is attached to the suit, noting the new dimensions of the painting as 50 inches by 72 inches.

In addition to the VARA violation, the artist made claims for violation of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, breach of contract, fraud, and defamation.

Link to articles:

Dramatization -Reenactment video
of this case & the story of the Cut Painting:

This Red Door

"a brief look back" video:

This Red Door at REH Kunst
Berlin (July 1 - August 31, 2013)

Link to This Red Door:

Conversation Piece

A 10-channel video installation of „blind date interviews“ between ten people living and/or working in Prague, Czech Republic. These interviews focused on questions about relationships, borders, foreignness and mobility.

Conversation Piece is a collaborative project that was created during a three month residency at the Meetfactory, in Prague, Czech Republic from September to December 2015. 

Link to extended trailer and more information:

"Like Butter Plays Toast"

an exclusive interview with the Dealer, Curator, Art Handler, & Artist of the show:  JOMAR STATKUN

Promo Teaser:

Full Interview:

from "Jomar Statkun" exhibition
at Garis & Hahn, 2014

"Kicka Art Space"
Tom Berry + Moderat + K.A.S.

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This Red Door presents:

"L'artisan: Rules of the Game (a presentation)"

by Jomar Statkun


The Schneider Museum of Art presents artists

Grayson Cox (2020 VAST resident) and Jomar Statkun in conversation.

This presentation was originally presented and recorded via Zoom on May 14, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Distinguishable Moment Within an Infinitesimal Increment in a Variable