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AO Preview – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair at Randall’s Island, May 1st – 5th, 2019

Friday, April 26th, 2019

1:54 Art Fair to Move to West Village in 2019 NYC Edition

Friday, September 28th, 2018

AO Preview – Basel, Switzerland: The Art Basel Art Fair, June 14th – 17th, 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

New York – 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works Through May 6th, 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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

Sunday, May 7th, 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

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

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

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

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca to Represent Brazil in Venice Next Year

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Manifesta Names Artistic Team for 2020

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 at Miami Beach Convention Center, December 5th – 9th, 2018

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

AO On-Site – Miami: NADA Miami at Ice Palace Studios Through December 9th, 2018

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Art Newspaper Explores Market for Street Art

Friday, December 7th, 2018

UBS Report Notes Increased Trend Towards

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 6-9th, 2018

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

AO Preview – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 4th – 9th, 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Untitled San Francisco Unveils Exhibitor List

Saturday, November 24th, 2018
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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