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Go See: Fernand Léger Retrospective at Beyeler Foundation, Switzerland through September 17

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Basel: Thomas Schütte at Fondation Beyeler, through February 2nd 2014

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

AO On Site – Basel – Artist talk with Jeff Koons at Fondation Beyeler, Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Go See – Paris: Paul Klee ‘The Ernst Beyeler Collection,’ Musée de l’Orangerie through July 19th, 2010

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Go See – Basel: Alberto Giacometti at the Fondation Beyeler through October 11, 2009

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

AO Preview – Miami: Art Basel and Miami Art Week, December 3rd-7th, 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Art Historian Pulled into Legal Fray Over Knoedler Gallery Forgery

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

AO Newslink

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Los Angeles: Ellsworth Kelly ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles’ at Matthew Marks Gallery through April 7th

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

AO on site – Final installment and news summary – Art Basel, Switzerland, sets attendance records, sets very positive tone, concludes

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AO Preview – Basel: Art Basel Week Through June 19th, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel 2013 Preview, June 13th-16th, 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

AO On Site (Final Summary Part 2 of 2): The Art – Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair 2012 Photoset and Recap

Monday, December 10th, 2012

AO Onsite – Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 VIP Preview Day News Roundup and Photoset, Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
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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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