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AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 19th – 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: 1:54 African Art Fair and Sunday Art Fair, October 5th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

AO Preview – London: Frieze London and London Art Week, October 4th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

AO On-Site – New York: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works, May 5th – 7th, 2017

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

AO On-Site – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair at Randall’s Island, May 5th – 8th, 2017

Friday, May 5th, 2017

AO Preview – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair at Randall’s Island, May 5th – 7th, 2017.

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

1:54 Art Fair to Open Edition in Marrakech

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

AO Preview – Miami Beach: Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, November 30th – December 4th, 2016

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

WSJ Looks at Growing African Contemporary Art Market

Friday, May 13th, 2016

AO On-Site: Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 3rd-6th, 2015

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Democrats in Congress Push for Artist Resale Rights, New Tax Laws

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Los Angeles, CA – Geffen Contemporary: LA Art Book Fair , Feat.. “Artists Read Baldessari,” Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2014

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

AO on Site – London: Frieze Artfair Preview, October 16th, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

AO On Site with Photoset – New York: NADA Art Fair, May 4–7, 2012

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Marina Abramović plans to open $8 million Rem Koolhaus-designed performing art space in Hudson, New York

Friday, February 17th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset, with link summary – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Preview and News Summary, Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Go See – London: Barry McGee at Stuart Shave/Modern Art through August 13th, 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

AO on Site – London: Frieze Art Fair 2010; final image set and newslink summary

Monday, October 18th, 2010

AO On site – Dubai: Art Dubai Sales Exceed Expectations

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Go See – New York: Paul McCarthy ‘White Snow’ at Hauser & Wirth through December 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Go See – London: Anselm Kiefer’s ‘Karfunkelfee and the Fertile Crescent’ the artist’s largest show in London to date, at the White Cube Gallery, through November 1st

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Art Basel Update: Lucian Freud Painting Sells for $12 Million to Anonymous Buyer at Art Basel

Friday, June 6th, 2008

NYT Notes Challenges to Museum Collections

Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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