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Josh Roth, Head of UTA’s Fine Arts Division, Dies at 40

Roth founded UTA Fine Arts in 2015

Josh Roth, the head and founder of United Talent Agency’s Fine Arts division, has died, the agency said in a statement on Monday. He was 40 years old.

The exact date and nature of his death was not immediately disclosed.

Roth founded UTA Fine Arts in 2015 after six years as chair of the Art Law Department at the law firm of Glaser Weil. At UTA, he represented some of the world’s most prominent fine artists, photographers, mixed media artists and others in the contemporary art world. Most recently, Roth helped conceive and open the UTA Artist Space and staged major projects and exhibitions for world-renowned artists.

Roth was a recognized and passionate expert, advocate, and patron of the arts, and one of the creative community’s most talented professionals.

UTA confirmed Roth’s death on Monday on behalf of his family.

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

Details regarding memorial services have not yet been announced.

Roth is survived by his wife, Sonya, and their children Anabel, Colette, and Henry.