Brent Sikkema Death – A prominent American art dealer, Brent Sikkema, was tragically killed in Brazil, and the police were arrested in connection with the brutal crime. The suspect, Alejandro Triana Trevez, was apprehended near Uberaba, a city in the neighboring state of Minas Gerais. Reports suggest that Trevez, believed to be Cuban, was found taking a rest at a gas station while attempting to evade capture.
According to the authorities, Trevez is accused of stealing $3,000 from Sikkema’s residence. Detective Felipe Curi, who heads the state police homicide unit, stated that the primary motive being investigated is theft, which ultimately led to the homicide. Initial findings indicate that Trevez traveled from Sao Paulo specifically to carry out this crime before returning to the city, leading investigators to suspect that he possessed some form of privileged information.
Law enforcement has obtained a 30-day prison warrant for Trevez, allowing them to delve into other leads and address questions regarding the potential connection between the two individuals.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., formerly known as Wooster Gardens and founded in 1991, is a renowned gallery located on 22nd Street in New York, near the Chelsea Piers. The gallery showcases works by esteemed artists such as Jeffrey Gibson, Arturo Herrera, Sheila Hicks, Vik Muniz, and Kara Walker.
In a solemn statement on their website, the gallery confirmed the tragic passing of their esteemed founder, Brent Sikkema. Expressing deep sorrow, the statement conveyed the gallery’s commitment to carry on in his spirit despite the immense loss.
Brent Sikkema embarked on his career in 1971 as the director of exhibitions at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He later established his first gallery in Boston in 1976. In 2021, during a trip to Zurich, Switzerland, Sikkema described himself as a “chaos kind of guy” on Instagram and expressed his fondness for Brazil and Cuba.
The news of Sikkema’s untimely demise has left many shocked and saddened, particularly those who have known him for a long time.