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Fernando Botero Profiled in W Magazine

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Go See – New York: Fernando Botero at Marlborough Chelsea through May 29th, 2010

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Fernando Botero

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Hotel Dolder Grand Raided Over Unpaid Customs Taxes on Artworks

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Vanity Fair Announces Results of Greatest Living Artists Poll

Monday, November 4th, 2013

AO Recap – Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center: May 23rd – May 26th, 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

New York – Latin American Week Roundup: Auction Results and Pinta, November 15th – 20th, 2012

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

AO On Site – New York: “We the People” at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Through November 9th, 2012

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Living Artists

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AO News Summary – Madrid: ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair concludes Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks for Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Go see – Derbyshire, UK: Sotheby's contemporary sculpture sale 'Beyond Limits' at Chatsworth House, through November 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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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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