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Desert X AlUla Prepares to Open Amid Criticism

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Desert X AlUla Annnounces Artist List

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

LA Times Blasts Desert X’s Saudi Partnership

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Desert X Loses Early Donor Over Saudi Arabian Edition

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Desert X to Open Saudi Arabian Edition, Drawing Criticism

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Artist’s Work Stolen from Desert X Show

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Desert X Biennial Puts Jenny Holzer Work on Hold After Environmental Concerns Raised

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Desert X Returns for 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Desert X Announces Next Iteration for 2019

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Steel Monolith Found in Utah Desert, Some Believe It’s a Work by John McCracken

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Los Angeles – “Desert Painters of Australia Part II” at Gagosian Through September 6th, 2019

Friday, August 30th, 2019

New York – Fausto Melotti: “The Deserted City” at Hauser & Wirth Through October 27th, 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Doug Aitken Places Mirrored Ranch Home in California Desert

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Ugo Rondinone Installs Massive Rock Sculpture in Nevada Desert

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Wim Delvoye Buys a Series of Desert Mansions in Iran

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

LACMA Calls for Defense of Nevada Desert Site of Michael Heizer’s “City”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

New York – “Richard Artschwager: The Desert” at David Nolan Gallery, Through Decmber 22nd, 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Don’t Miss – Cologne: Vija Celmins “Desert, Sea and Stars” at Museum Ludwig through July 17th, 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011

AO Preview – Los Angeles: Frieze Art Fair and LA Art Week, February 13th – 17th, 2019

Monday, February 11th, 2019

New York – Harold Ancart: “Traveling Light” at David Zwirner Through October 17th, 2020

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Dan Colen Profiled in Garage

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

New York – Agnes Martin/Navajo Blankets at Pace Gallery Through

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 at Miami Beach Convention Center, December 5th – 9th, 2018

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

New York – Danny Lyon: “Wanderer” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Through October 21, 2018

Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Art Newspaper Forecasts What a Biden Administration Could Do for the Arts

November 25th, 2020

A piece in the Art Newspaper details what a Biden administration could mean for the arts. “The big idea was to create a White House office on arts, culture and the creative industries,” says Megan Beyer, the co-chair of the campaign’s Arts Policy Committee and a former executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under Obama. 
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Steel Monolith Found in Utah Desert, Some Believe It’s a Work by John McCracken

November 25th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times looks at the recently discovered steel monolith found in the Utah desert, and asks if the work might actually be a long-hidden piece by John McCracken. “The gallery is divided on this,” the artist’s gallerist, David Zwirner said in a statement. “I believe this is definitely by John.”
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Fake Documenta Invites Go Out to Arts Professionals

November 24th, 2020

At least 32 fake invitations to participate in the prestigious Documenta art festival in Kassel have gone out to arts professionals around the globe, Art Newspaper reports. “Unfortunately we don’t know yet who sent them,” says a spokeswoman for Documenta. “We are in contact with experts, but the emails are very well encrypted. Some recipients have noticed that the invitations are not genuine, but others have not and of course it is a great disappointment to them when they find out. We feel very sorry about this.”
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