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AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 7th – 10th, 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Art Basel Hong Kong Announces Exhibitor List

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Art Basel Agrees to Five Year Deal at Miami Beach Convention Center

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Moving Museum Founders Join Art Basel Cities

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

AO On-Site – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 15th – 18th, 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Art Basel Sees Strong Sales for Blue-Chip Works, Financial Times Reports

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

AO On-Site – Basel: Art Basel at Messe Basel Through June 18th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Wu Tsang to Open Underground Library at Art Basel

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AO Preview – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 15th – 18th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Art Basel Suing Adidas Over Art Basel Branded Shoes

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Forbes Charts Conflicting Reports for Art Market Health by TEFAF and Art Basel

Monday, March 27th, 2017

AO On-Site – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center, March 23 – 25th, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

AO Preview – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, March 23rd – 25th, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Art Basel Announces Exhibitor List

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 1st – 4th, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach Featuring Documentary on Maurizio Cattelan

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong Announces 2017 Exhibitor List

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Art Basel Owner MCH Group Buys Controlling Interest in India Art Fair

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Buenos Aires to Serve as First Location for Art Basel’s “Cities” Project

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Exhibitor List

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Bass Museum to Reopen During Art Basel Miami Beach

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Art Basel Sales Indicate Conservative Market Position

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

AO Recap – Basel: Art Basel Fair at Messe Basel, June 16th-19th 2016

Sunday, June 19th, 2016
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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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