UTA Fine Arts Head Josh Roth Dies at 40

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Josh Roth, UTA Fine Arts Head.

Roth founded UTA's fine arts department in 2015.

United Talent Agency has announced that their head of fine arts, Josh Roth, has passed away. He was 40.

Roth founded UTA’s fine arts department in 2015 after six years as the chair of the art law department at the law firm of Glaser Weil. While with UTA, Roth represented some of the world’s most prominent fine artists, photographers, mixed media artists and others in the contemporary art world.

“Josh was a dear man and a great colleague, and we are devastated by his loss. His friendships and contributions were deeply felt,” said UTA chairman Jim Berkus and CEO Jeremy Zimmer in a joint statement.

Most recently, Roth helped conceive and open the UTA Artist Space and staged major projects and exhibitions for world-renowned artists.

“He constantly inspired his colleagues and those he represented with his impeccable taste, thoughtfulness, creativity, and absolute dedication. Most importantly, Josh was a wonderful man—devoted to his family, kind in spirit, and generous in every way. UTA is heartbroken,” the joint statement added.

Roth leaves behind his wife, Sonya, and their children Anabel, Colette, and Henry. Details regarding memorial services have not yet been announced.


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