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El Anatsui Profiled in New Yorker

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

El Anatsui to Receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Friday, April 24th, 2015

New York – El Anatsui: “Trains of Thought” at Jack Shainman Gallery Through November 15th, 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

AO Recap – Basel: Art Basel Fair at Messe Basel, June 16th-19th 2016

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Chaumont-sur-Loire – Gabriel Orozco: ‘Fleurs Fantômes’ At Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire Centre D’arts Et De Nature Through December 31st, 2016

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of Francois Pinault Foundation’s “The World Belongs to You” at Palazzo Grassi, through December 31, 2011

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Ghana to Open Pavilion in Venice This Year

Monday, February 25th, 2019

New York Times Asks if African Art is Being “Gentrified”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

SCMP Reflects on Increased Chinese Interest in African Contemporary Market

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

WSJ Looks at Growing African Contemporary Art Market

Friday, May 13th, 2016

CNN Studies Skyrocketing Market for African Contemporary Art

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Biennale Golden Lions Announced: Adrian Piper for Best Artist, Armenia for Best Pavilion

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Western Dealers Start Small in Hong Kong

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

AO Newslink

Monday, November 12th, 2012

AO On site – Dubai: Art Dubai Sales Exceed Expectations

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

AO On Site with Photo Essay: 2009 New York Armory Show and Armory Modern, plus opening party at MoMA with Gang Gang Dance

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

AO Roundup: 2008 Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Auctions; Art Market Inflection Point Reached

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
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Controversial Nick Cave Installation Heads to Brooklyn Museum

January 15th, 2021

The Brooklyn Museum will install Nick Cave’s piece Truth Be Told outside the museum, which generated controversy last during its installation at the Jack Shainman space in Kinderhook, NY.  “Museums are being called on to tell the truth, from the painful to the celebratory,” says museum director Anne Pasternak. “We can invite a constructive conversation.”
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Guggenheim Names Naomi Beckwith as Deputy Director and Chief Curator

January 15th, 2021

The Guggenheim has appointed Naomi Beckwith, formerly senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as deputy director and chief curator. “If you look out over the cultural landscape — particularly in the U.S. — she is quite obviously one of the outstanding leaders of today with a huge potential as well,” says museum director Richard Armstrong. “She’s very adept at issues of identity and, particularly, multidisciplinary art. We have to think about the Guggenheim’s growth over the next few years, so it needs to be a person with enormous capacity.”
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Bloomberg Charts Rush of Galleries Moving Works Out of UK Before Brexit

January 15th, 2021

A piece in Bloomberg charts the rush by galleries to move works out of the UK before Brexit goes into effect. “The higher up the market, the more global it is,” says Anthony Browne, chairman of the British Art Market Federation, regarding the challenges posed by shipping more works outside of the UK borders. “It’s the smaller galleries and dealers and mid-market ones that have buyers in the EU that will be mostly affected.”
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