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Olu Oguibe Receives Documenta’s Arnold Bode Prize

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Documenta 14 Organizers Opening Second Satellite Show in Angola

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Kassel Planning Permanent Documenta Institute in Kassel

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Animal Rights Protestors Attack Documenta Artist’s Athens Studio

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AO On-Site: Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany – Documenta 14: “Learning From Athens”, On View Through September 17th, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Dry Run of Documenta Installation Earns Calls to Kassel Fire Department

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Documenta 14 Announces Artist List Days Before Opening in Athens

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on Documenta 14 in Artforum

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Jonas Mekas to Show Refugee Photographs at Documenta 14

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Documenta 14 to Feature Works from Greece’s Contemporary Art Collection in Kassel

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach Featuring Documentary on Maurizio Cattelan

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Owen Wilson Narrates Documentary on Ed Ruscha

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Ai Weiwei Signs with UTA for Syrian Refugee Documentary

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Cai Guo-Qiang Featured in Sundance Documentary

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Documenta Curator Adam Szymczyk Interviewed on State of Greek Crisis and Its Ties to Event

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Documenta Director Wants to Show Full Gurlitt Collection

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Documenta 17 to Take Place in Athens and Kassel

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Guardian Premieres Trailer for New David Hockney Documentary

Friday, September 26th, 2014

BBC Two Commissions Major Documentary on Life of David Hockney

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Banksy’s New York “Residency” Profiled in HBO Documentary

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

New Documentary Charts Ai Weiwei’s Release from Detention

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Documenta Director Bernd Leifeld to Step Down

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Magician and Inventor Explore Vermeer’s Work in New Documentary

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Kassel: Quinquennial exhibition dOCUMENTA (13) opens in Kassel on June 9th, to run through September 16th, 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

July 25th, 2017

Andy Warhol, Red Electric Chair, via GuardianRock and Roll superstar Alice Cooper has reportedly discovered a lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair painting in his collection, a piece that could be worth several million dollars, The Guardian reports. “Truthfully, at the time no one thought it had any real value,” Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon says. “Andy Warhol was not ‘Andy Warhol’ back then. And it was all a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in.”
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Kunstmuseum Bern Takes Control of First Works From Gurlitt Horde

July 25th, 2017

Kunstmusuem Bern art research, via Art NewspaperThe Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland has taken control of the first works from the Cornelius Gurlitt art horde, spurring new research into the work’s provenance in the Swiss city. “It is impossible to separate the Gurlitt collection from […] the debate about Nazi-looted art,” says Nina Zimmer, the director of the Kunstmuseum Bern. “I am glad the museum’s board took on this responsibility.”
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Private Sales Drastically Down at Christie’s

July 24th, 2017

Christie's, via NYTA recent report on the year’s auction health sees auction sales slightly improving, while private sales are drastically down at Christie’s, the Financial Times reports. Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti has attributed this to the “counter-cyclical relationship” between auctions and private sales.
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