Rebeccah Blum

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Rebeccah Blum
Berkeley, California

Rebeccah Blum (1967–2020) was an American art historian and curator. Blum was born in Berkeley, California, in 1967 to author Susan Bockius and professor Mark Blum.[1] After studies in art history at American University in Washington, DC, she moved to Germany, where she worked as director at Berlin-based gallery Aurel Scheiblerin and European liaison of David Nolan Gallery in New York.

On July 22, 2020, Rebeccah Blum was killed in Berlin by her former partner, the British photographer Saul Fletcher, who subsequently committed suicide.[2] Many galleries removed Fletcher's works from display in a move to erase all traces of his artwork.[3]


  1. ^ "'I Want Her Name to Be Remembered': The Art World Reflects on the Life and Death of Curator Rebeccah Blum". artnet News. July 31, 2020.
  2. ^ "'Remember her name and nobody else's': shock at suspected murder of curator Rebeccah Blum".
  3. ^ Cascone, Sarah (September 9, 2020). "The Pinault Collection Takes Down a Photograph by Curator Rebeccah Blum's Killer Following Art-World Calls to Erase His Legacy". Artnet News. Retrieved September 19, 2023.