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Estate of François Morellet Goes to Hauser & Wirth

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

RIP – François Morellet, Pioneer of Optical and Kinetic Art, at the Age of 90

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

AO On Site – New York: François Morellet & Gerhard von Graevenitz “Moving Spirits” at Sperone Westwater through July 27, 2012

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

AO Fair Preview – London: Frieze London Art Week, October 4th – 7th, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Art Newspaper Notes Popularity for Older French Artists in Both Market and Institution

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Anri Sala Named Leading French Artist by Annual Report

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Go See – Paris: Cy Twombly’s permanent installation ‘The Ceiling’ at Musée du Louvre

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

AO On-Site – New York: Frieze Art Fair, May 5th – 8th, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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