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AO On-Site – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 13th – 16th, 2019

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

AO On Site – Art 43 Basel Final Photoset and AO News Wrapup

Monday, June 18th, 2012

AO On Site – Basel: Art Parcours night at Art 43 Basel, June 13, 2012

Friday, June 15th, 2012

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Global contemporary art events and news observed from New York City. Suggestion? Email us.
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Stakeholders Sue Over Sotheby’s Sale

July 22nd, 2019

Two Sotheby’s shareholders have sued in NY to block the planned $2.7 billion purchase of the auction house by French collector and telecom magnate Patrick Drahi’s BidFair USA, claiming that Drahi has not disclosed enough information. “As the vast majority of all public company mergers over $100 million are the subject of shareholder litigation, the lawsuits filed were expected and routine,” Sotheby’s said in an emailed statement. “We do not expect the suits to have any impact on our targeted closing timing of the fourth quarter of this year.”
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Judy Chicago to Open Retrospective at de Young Museum

July 22nd, 2019

Judy Chicago will open a major retrospective next year at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.  “I’ve been working for a long time,” Chicago says. “I used to say I hope lived to long enough to come out from behind the shadow of The Dinner Party.”
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More Artists Withdraw from Whitney Biennial

July 22nd, 2019

More artists have withdrawn from the Whitney Biennial over Warren Kanders’s ownership in several defense companies, with collective Forensic Architecture withdrawing after finding ties between Kanders and bullets used by the Israeli Military in Gaza.
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