It has come to our attention that an untrue story is circulating about Danh Vo. We feel these unfounded accusations urgently need to be addressed. Please find here a statement from Mr. Vo.
Cordially, Marian Goodman
Statement from Danh Vo
Danh Vo and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi confirm their involvement in legal proceedings with Bert Kreuk.
Danh Vo participated in Kreuk’s exhibition "Transforming the Known", at the Hague’s Gemeentemuseum. Contrary to Kreuk's claim, a work was delivered by Danh Vo for the exhibition ‘Transforming the Known’ and displayed as part of the show.
The work was provided to the Gemeentemuseum under a signed loan agreement between Danh Vo and the Gemeentemuseum only. After the exhibition closed, Kreuk took it upon himself to intercept the Museum loan and block the return of Vo’s work from the Gemeentemuseum, by taking out an injunction that prevented the work from being transported back to Danh Vo. 12 months on, Danh Vo is still waiting for his artwork to be rightfully returned to him.
Contrary to Kreuk's claim, no sale of an artwork was conducted either by Danh Vo or Galerie Bortolozzi for this exhibition.
When requested by the courts to do so, Kreuk has been repeatedly unable to produce any proof indicating the existence of a purchase contract with Vo or Galerie Bortolozzi for the work that Kreuk claims. As there is no purchase agreement with Kreuk with regard to the claimed artwork, Danh Vo and Galerie Bortolozzi are confident that they will prevail in the legal proceedings.
Please note: If this Statement is to be published, it must be published in its entirety.