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AO Preview – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 22nd-26th, 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Supreme Court Considering Case Over Whether Heirs of Jewish Dealers Can Sue to Recover Works Sold by Ancestors

December 4th, 2020

The Supreme Court will consider a case over whether the heirs of Jewish art dealers can sue to recover works and/or compensation for looted works, a case concerning forced sale and the question of whether works are recoverable. “The Nazi regime stripped German Jews of the protection of the rule of law from the moment Hitler took power and declared explicitly that Jews were not ‘German.’” says Boston attorney Nicholas O’Donnell.
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Frieze Secures Gallery Space in Mayfair

December 4th, 2020

Frieze has taken gallery space in London’s Mayfair District. “We can confirm that Frieze is planning to take a lease on 9 and 9a Cork Street, subject to obtaining all relevant permissions, with a view to create a space for ambitious exhibition projects. Further updates and information will be available in the forthcoming months,” a spokesperson says.
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AI Algorithm Creating Chinese Landscape Paintings Fools Evaluators Over 50% of Time

December 4th, 2020

In a new study, an AI algorithm capable of creating Chinese landscape paintings fooled human evaluators over 50% of the time.  Princeton student Alice Xue’s work on whether a machine could pass a Visual Turing Test showed that machines are now able to create works able to fool evaluators over half the time.
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