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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

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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Peter Paul Rubens Work to Return to Antwerp for Research and Exhibition

August 15th, 2018

Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the Innocents, via Art NewspaperPeter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents will travel to the Rubenshuis museum in Antwerp this fall from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Newspaper reports.  The painting, last sold in 2002 for £49.5 million, will be a part of research projects during its loan. “We can imagine with disbelief that he painted as much as he did within that relatively small space over a relatively short period of time… He establishes what is arguably the most productive artistic studio of all time to date in that space,” says Sasha Suda, the AGO’s curator of European art.
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Münster Draws Closer to Purchasing Nicole Eisenman Sculpture

August 15th, 2018

Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain (2017). Photo: Henning RoggeNicole Eisenman and Anton Kern, have agreed to significantly reduce the price for the fountain sculpture requested by the City of Münster, putting the city’s fundraising efforts much closer to completion. “We wanted the bulk of the funding to come from Münster citizens,” says dealer Maria Galen, who has led the push for the sculpture. “But we have also applied to some foundations, and we don’t yet know what we will get. We are very confident.”
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Artist Withdraws Work from Anton Kern Show Following Criticism

August 15th, 2018

Ajay Kurian, via Art NewspaperArtist Jamie Isenstein has withdrawn her work from a summer group exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery following criticism of what some deem inadequate critique of racist subject matter.  The show, which aimed to address Peter Sellers’s film The Party (in which the lead actor wears brown face), drew criticism from artists Ajay Kurian and Vijay Masharani for failing to fully address the racist framework of the film.  “I realized that if I expect the show to address racism, I also have to address it. I should have thought longer about my assumption that other artists would do it for me,” Isenstein said.
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