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AO On-Site: Figment NYC on Governors Island, June 8th-9th, 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Warhol’s Factory Gets Spotlight in NYT

November 13th, 2018

Andy Warhol and Fran Leibowitz, via NYTThe New York Times has a piece on Andy Warhol’s entourage at The Factory, and the artist’s engagement with the figures in his inner circle. “When I first went to the Factory, there was an interesting group of young people. Andy always had some rich kids around him but also people who were incredibly flamboyant, incredibly transgressive,” says Fran Leibowitz. “They were there for his amusement. Later, Andy could not distinguish between an interesting young person and just a young person.”
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Penske Media Acquires Art News

November 13th, 2018

Jay Penske, via Art NewsPenske Media Corporation, which owns Rolling StoneVarietyWWD, and Deadline, has acquired Art Media Holdings, LLC, the parent company of ARTnewsArt in AmericaThe Magazine ANTIQUES, and MODERN Magazine. “For more than a century ARTnews and Art in America have been leaders in breaking news and commentary on the art world,” PMC’s chairman and CEO, Jay Penske, said in a statement. “To welcome these fine publications, whose editorial heritage I have long admired, is not only a remarkable opportunity but also a great honor.”
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Mary Ceruti to Take Over as Head of Walker Art Center

November 13th, 2018

Mary Ceruti, via Art NewsMary Ceruti, current director and chief curator of SculptureCenter, will take over as head of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Art News reports. “The Walker has been a trailblazer in identifying the experimental and influential art and artists of its time, continually demonstrating the power of art to help us understand, navigate and shape the contemporary world,” Ceruti said in a statement. “It is uniquely positioned to create new models for how museums work with artists and diverse constituencies.”
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