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Don’t Miss – New York: “Locations” featuring works by Sol Lewitt, Carl Andre, Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Dan Graham and others at Paula Cooper Gallery through June 11, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

AO Onsite – “Devil’s Heaven,” The 2013 Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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

Monday, June 13th, 2016

New York – “The Xerox Book” at Paula Cooper Through October 24th, 2015

Monday, October 12th, 2015

AO Preview – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, June 1st-November 24th, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

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

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – Paris: FIAC Sculpture Garden at the Tuileries, October 20-23, 2011

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Living Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Go See – Wolfsburg, Germany: 15 Years of Collecting – Against the Grain at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, through September 13, 2009

Friday, August 28th, 2009
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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