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May 11, 2012 3:38 pm

New Brooklyn Gallery Features $175,000 Hassidic Art

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Hassidic Curator Shmuel Pultman. Photo: Betzalel Gallery.

A new fine art gallery in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn will display work by Hassidic artists.

Although the Betzalel Gallery will focus on Judaic artists, Hassidic Curator Shmuel Pultman is also an expert when it comes to notable classic artists such as Rembrandt, Goya, Velazquez and Sargent.

“Twenty years ago, the most a Judaic artist was able to command for a painting was $20,000-$30,000,” he said. “The Betzalel Gallery’s top painting has an asking price of $175,000, although there are paintings starting from $3,000.”

The gallery opens with a reception on May 17, with a display of works by Judaic artist Itshak Holtz. Holtz is known for depicting Jewish life as well as the streets of Jerusalem in his paintings.

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  • binah bindell

    Great news about the new gallery. I look forward to viewing it. I will be studying in Italy this summer in a program with The Jerusalem Studio School.

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