UPDATE: RE FELICITY HAMMOND / UNSEEN / PUTTING IT RIGHT
We are Fons Hof and Johan de Bruijn, the owners of the “new” Unseen. We have read your open letter and are very sorry for the way you have been treated, more so as you are a new mother who should be filled with joy instead of worries during this time... as we are committed to art, and artist such as yourself, who make this sector thrive, we have decided to use our own funds to reimburse the artists who are owned money by the prior Unseen management and who made Unseen a success.
This Saturday we received a list of 26 outstanding artist payments owed by the bankrupt entities. We herewith offer to take over these 26 claims of the artists to the bankrupt estate. This means we are going to pay you in full out of our own resources - and then we will try to collect whatever of your claims can be paid out of the bankrupt estate for ourselves.
Please understand that we operate without any relation to the former management or the foundation. We will organize future editions of Unseen with the same transparency and trust we’ve shown doing 21 years of Art Rotterdam. We hope you trust our management capabilities and are assured we’ll do the right thing.
Feel free to contact us any time. All the best,
Fons & Johan
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