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ID: 500523467
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500523467

 

Record Type: Person
Cortez, Diego (American curator and filmmaker, 1946-2021)

Note: Curator known for launching the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cortez was fixture of the Downtown New York art scene of the 1970s and ’80s and a cofounder of the Mudd Club. He organized the 1981 “New York/New Wave” exhibition at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, exhibiting Basquiat, Henry Chalfant, Sarah Charlesworth, Jimmy DeSana, Fab 5 Freddy, Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Kenny Scharf, among others.
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Names:
Cortez, Diego (preferred,V,indexP)
Diego Cortez (V,display)
Curtis, James (VBN)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
LGBTQ

Roles:
filmmaker (preferred)
curator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Geneva (Kane county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Acconci, Vito  
......................  (American performance artist, architect, 1940-2017) [500014538]
assistant of ....  Oppenheim, Dennis  
......................  (American conceptual and performance artist, 1938-2011) [500011050]
collaborated with ....  Phillips, Anya  
................................  (American artist, ca.1955-1981) [500475025]
student of ....  Anger, Kenneth  
..................  (American filmmaker and author, born 1927) [500121005]
student of ....  Brakhage, Stan  
..................  (American filmmaker, 1933-2003) [500122419]
student of ....  Paik, Nam June  
..................  (South Korean sculptor, video artist, and performance artist, 1932-2006, active in the United States) [500118744]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Cortez, Diego (I)

Biographies:
(American curator and filmmaker, 1946-2021) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Cortez, Diego ........ [VP Preferred]
............................  New York Times [online] (2000-) obit.
Curtis, James ........ [VP]
............................  New York Times [online] (2000-)
Diego Cortez ........ [VP]
..........................  New York Times [online] (2000-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-)
.......... New York Times [online] (2000-)
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