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AO Recap – Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center: May 23rd – May 26th, 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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FBI Investigating Alleged Art Fraud

October 19th, 2018

Antonio Marco, via Associated PressA fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida are facing charges of fraud after allegedly using an elderly woman’s identity to buy a Mark Rothko for $6.4 million and an Ad Reinhardt work for $1.16 million at Sotheby’s, AP reports. “Our discussions with the purchasers raised significant suspicion and concern for the elderly client they purported to represent and we felt it was necessary to contact the FBI,” Sotheby’s said in a emailed statement. “We are pleased that the appropriate action has been taken and the victim has been protected.”
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Jenny Holzer Profiled in New York Magazine

October 19th, 2018

Jenny Holzer, via New York MagazineJenny Holzer gets a profile in New York Magazine this week, reviewing her recent work and her approach towards creating her bracing, direct brand of text art. “I have made much of my work sex-blind and anonymous so that it wouldn’t be dismissed as the work of a woman,” she says. “I don’t want to be looked at or dismissed, or even attract anybody, as a female.”
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Barbara Kruger to Reprise MOCA LA Installation

October 19th, 2018

Barbara Kruger at MOCA, via LA TimesBarbara Kruger will reprise her iconic installation Untitled (Questions) on the facade of LA’s Geffen Contemporary, the LA Times reports. “People in this city didn’t realize what a gem this building was,” Kruger says of the space. “It was able to shape-shift and be altered in brute, really material ways. It wasn’t a precious over-designed museum.”
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