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Brother Robert L. Newman III (Fall 2013) Curates And Exhibits At Neuberger Berman's 80th Anniver

Robert Newman III with his painting, "My Favorite Hue No.1”

For Neuberger’s 80th Anniversary, an Employee Art Exhibit.

Neuberger Berman, a shop whose reputation is intertwined with co-founder Roy Neuberger’s extensive collection of modern art, celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with — what else? — an art exhibit.

The works featured were not created by renowned artists, but by the firm’s own employees. The show of 18 employees’ work is on display in the firm’s cafeteria through the summer.

Among the pieces is a painting of Nipsey Hussle, a rapper, community activist and entrepreneur from Los Angeles who was killed in a shooting in March. Assistant VP of financial planning and analysis Robert Newman III painted the portrait and spearheaded the exhibit.

Newman has exhibited his work in galleries across New York City and is the co-founder of Silent Renaissance, an organization devoted to bringing people together and promoting black art, according to a Neuberger spokesman.

Roy Neuberger became known for his art collection — including pieces by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Milton Avery and Georgia O’Keeffe — and for buying paintings and sculptures soon after they were completed. Neuberger died in 2010 at the age of 107. The pieces he collected are now spread among more than 70 institutions in 24 states, although the bulk of them reside in the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, the New York Times reported.

Neuberger Berman continues this love of art with a large collection of today’s emerging artists displayed throughout the New York office, the spokesman says.

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