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Moscow Embarking on Building Project to Recreate itself as “Cultural Capital”

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Donates $50 Million to MoMA Capital Campaign

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Art Market Monitor Analyzes Marcato Capital Holdings in Sotheby’s

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

UK Cities Pushing for Candidacy as European Capital of Culture Despite Brexit

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Germany’s Artnet Acquires Tutela Capital SA

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

New York – Taryn Simon: “Paperwork and the Will of Capital” at Gagosian Gallery Through March 26th, 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Creative Capital Announces Grants for 2016

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Bloomberg Looks at Eli Broad’s Mission to Make L.A. an Art Capital

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Marcato Capital Filing Indicates Equal Shares to Third Point

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Paris and Berlin – “Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism” at Max Hetzler Through April 18th, 2015

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Vito Acconci Proposes Intricate Bridge Structure for Tasmanian Capital

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

AO News Summary: Agreement reached between Annie Leibovitz and Art Capital Group

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Art Capital Group Sues Annie Leibovitz to Collect on $24 Million Loan

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Berlin – Raymond Hains: “You know nothing Raymond: a homage by Jérémy Demester” at Max Hetzler Through January 20th, 2018

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Condo London Announces 2018 Exhibitor List

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

New York – Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures Through December 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

New York – Wim Delvoye at Perrotin Gallery Through October 29th, 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Sackler Family Profiled in New Yorker

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 19th – 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

New York Times Spotlights Challenges for Fall Auction Calendar

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: 1:54 African Art Fair and Sunday Art Fair, October 5th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair, October 5th – 8th, 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

AO Auction Preview – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, October 5-6th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Smithsonian Institute To Stay Open Monday During Shutdown

January 22nd, 2018

Smithsonian, via SmithsonianThe Smithsonian Institute is bracing for the effects of the government shutdown, but will remain open Monday using funds saved up for contingencies such as a shutdown. “I hope they can avoid the shutdown, obviously, because I would like for government employees to continue to draw a paycheck and the government to continue to function,” says one visitor to Washington D.C. “I’m praying that we can stabilize it.”
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Jeff Koons Gift to Paris Rebuffed by Citizens

January 21st, 2018

Jeff Koons, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper reports on Parisians’ response to Jeff Koons massive tulips installation offered to the city of Paris. “Placing this artwork in front of the Palais de Tokyo would taint the museum and take up too much of its landscape. Jeff Koons had enough attention with his installations at the Château de Versailles [in 2008-09] without resorting to benefit from the memory of the Paris attacks,” one citizen says.
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Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn May Go Up for Sale

January 21st, 2018

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn, via BBCKurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Elterwater is up for sale.  “Our fear is that we’ll be forced into selling it to a property developer,” owner Ian Hunter says. “We feel that we’ve been pushed into this situation by the Arts Council.”
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