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New York – Alex Prager: “La Grande Sortie” at Lehmann Maupin Through October 23rd, 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

New York – Alex Prager – “Face in the Crowd” at Lehmann Maupin Through February 23rd, 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

New York, Los Angeles, London: Alex Prager ‘Compulsion’ at Yancey Richardson through May 19, M+B through May 12, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary through May 26, 2012

Monday, April 16th, 2012

AO Fair Recap – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong, March 15th – 17th, 2015

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel 2014 Preview, June 19th-22nd, 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

AO Newslink

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

AO On Site – New York: André Saraiva’s “Andrépolis” and Portrait of a Generation double show at The Hole from June 7 to August 10, 2012

Friday, June 8th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – New York: Brooklyn Museum Annual Gala ‘The Brooklyn Artists Ball’ April 18, 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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