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Body found in ocean might be missing artist's

July 26, 2007|From a Times Staff Writer

Police in New Jersey are enlisting the public's help in identifying a body presumed to be that of Jeremy Blake, a rising art star who was seen wandering into the ocean off New York's Rockaway Beach on July 17, after leaving behind his clothing, his wallet and a suicide note. His girlfriend of 12 years, blogger-filmmaker-writer Theresa Duncan, took her life in the couple's East Village apartment earlier this month.

The body was discovered by a fisherman approximately 4 1/2 miles off Sea Girt, N.J.

Police are seeking anyone who has knowledge of dentists or doctors who performed dental work on Blake.

The artist's work has been collected by museums including Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Blake, 35, who lived in Los Angeles for several years but moved to New York in February, also created an album cover for alternative-rock star Beck and an abstract animated dream sequence for writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 romantic comedy "Punch-Drunk Love."

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