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Long time art dealer John Driscoll dies of coronavirus. John owned Babcock Galleries since the late 1980's after moving to New York from Boston. He was one of the few dealers to be successful in both realms, contemporary and the classic. 1B2C01C5 7902 4040 957F 9C7CA8BA268E

Longtime gallery owner John Driscoll, a scholar, collector, and revered art dealer, died at age 70 on Friday, April 10, from complications related to COVID-19. The gallery he led, Driscoll Babcock, confirmed the news in a statement on its website.

“The family and staff of Driscoll Babcock Galleries mourn the loss of an inimitable scholar, gracious mentor, generous patron, and most importantly a great friend,” the gallery wrote. “His integrity, intelligence, kindness, humor, and dedication to art inspired all who knew him.”

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