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RIP: Christo, Who Worked on a Monumental Scale, Passes Away at 84

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Christopher Knight of LA Times Wins Pulitzer for Criticism

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Christo’s Arc de Triompe Wrap Postponed Until 2021

Monday, May 4th, 2020

New York – Christopher Williams: ‘Footwear (Adapted for Use)’ at David Zwirner Through April 18th, 2020

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Christopher Knight Wins Rabkin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Christoph Buchel to Show Boat that Sunk in Mediterranean, Killing 800, in Venice This Week

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Christo to Wrap Arc de Triomphe

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Pace Gallery Launches “Partnership” with Christo

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Aspen Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Slashing of Christopher Wool Painting

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Christo to Install “Mastaba” in London

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Christo to Install Mastaba Sculpture in Hyde Park Lake

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Erin Christovale Named Assistant Curator at Hammer Museum

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Aspen Man Slashes $3 Million Christopher Wool Painting

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Annual Art Newspaper Attendance Survey Sees Christo Installation as World’s Most Visited Artwork for 2016

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Art Newspaper Spotlights Christo’s Ongoing Work on “The Mastaba”

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale to Curate 2018 Made in LA Biennale

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Christo Interviewed in The Guardian on Process for “Wrapped Reichstag”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Christo Cancels Colorado River Project in Protest Over Trump Presidency

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Artist Luis Camnitzer Calls on Donald Trump to Commission Christo for Mexican Border Wall

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Christo’s Lake Iseo Installation Set to Open

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Christopher Rothko Testifies at Knoedler Gallery Trial

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Art Newspaper Notes Christo’s Ongoing Work for Massive Abu Dhabi Installation

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Christo to Receive French Insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Christo Set to Unveil Newest Project in Northern Italy

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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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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