New auction record set for a work by contemporary realist painter Jenness Cortez

AVERILL PARK, NY.- According to the Perlmutter Gallery in Averill Park, New York, a new auction record was set for contemporary realist Jenness Cortez when her painting entitled “A Vision of Two Cultures” sold for $120,000 at the March 16, 2013 Russell Museum auction in Great Falls, Montana. Total sales for the annual Russell Museum fundraising event grossed a total of $3.6 million.

“This record-setting price for a Cortez painting is a testament to this artist’s incredible talent,” said Leonard Perlmutter, founder of Perlmutter Gallery in Averill Park, New York, the exclusive representative of Jenness Cortez. “For centuries, artists have been challenging their intellects and skills by paying homage to the painters who preceded them. Now, through her “homage to the creative spirit”

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