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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Sandro Botticelli

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Uffizi Museum Reopens in Florence

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Auction Recap: Old Master’s Week in New York City

Monday, February 4th, 2013

German Culture Minister Promises New Museum for Old Masters in 4 to 6 Years

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Christie’s Tests Old Master Market in China

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Christie’s focuses on Renaissance works as “value”

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

AO Newslink

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

AO Auction Results: Old Masters Sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s January 25-26, 2012

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

AO On Site – New York: Francesco Vezzoli ‘Sacrilegio’ at Gagosian Gallery 21st Street, opened Saturday, February 5th, running through March 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Go See – London: Titian's "Triumph of Love" at The National Gallery, Through September 20, 2009

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

AO On Site: Lisa Yuskavage Paintings on view at David Zwirner February 19th to March 28th, 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Go See: Carsten Höller’s “Reindeers and Spheres” at the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Through February 14th

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
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UK Non-Profits See Decline in Government Funding as Private Donations Increase

November 29th, 2016

tate-modern-via-art-observedA recent report on funding sources for UK Arts Organizations notes an increased reliance by non-profits on private donors, while grants and government funds are in decline.  “The funding changing landscape has big implications,” says Mahmood Reza, Owner-Manager of ProActive Resolutions.  “The cost base for most arts organisations tends to be fixed, due to salary and property based costs, so any downturn or standstill in income has a negative impact.”
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Artists Protested Last Night Outside Ivanka Trump’s New York Home

November 29th, 2016

protests-in-new-york-via-nytThe New York Times reports on last night’s artist-led protest outside the home of Ivanka Trump, as groups outside the President-Elect’s daughter’s Puck Building home held up signs imploring her to be the voice of reason in the White House.  “The culture changes, and fascism rears its ugly head every so often and that’s what’s happening now,” said Marilyn Minter, who helped organize the event. “We wanted to do something to start to the ball rolling, to grow a protest, and we’re artists, so we know how to make posters.”
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Cuban Artist El Sexto Arrested in Havana

November 29th, 2016

el-sexto-via-miami-new-timesCuban artist El Sexto has been detained and arrested by Cuban authorities in the wake of Fidel Casto’s death, the Miami New Times reports.  “I waited outside the police unit all day, and still nobody has told me why my son was abducted,” his mother told the paper.  The artist had a reputation for outspoken stances against the Cuban government in the past, and was set to travel to Miami for a performance this week.
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