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Steven A. Olsen Named VP, CFO and COO of J. Paul Getty Trust

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Harold Williams, Founding President of J. Paul Getty Trust, Passes Away at Age of 89

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

AO Breaking News: James Cuno resigns as director of the Art Institute of Chicago to lead the J. Paul Getty Trust

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Getty Museum Survives Brutal California Wildfires

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Anselm Kiefer to Receive J. Paul Getty Medal

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Ellsworth Kelly and Yo-Yo Ma Awarded the J. Paul Getty Medal

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Getty and NICAS Partner for Development Program for Conservation Technology

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Getty Museum Releases Over 4,000 Images for Free Public Use

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Getty Museum Announces Follow Up to Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Detroit Institute of Arts Receives $26 Million Pledge from Various Businesses

Friday, July 18th, 2014

New York Times Examines History and Fate of Repatriated Artworks

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

AO Newslink

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Los Angeles: Ellsworth Kelly ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles’ at Matthew Marks Gallery through April 7th

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Go See – Liverpool: Mark Rothko “The Seagram Murals” at Tate Liverpool through March 21, 2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Newslinks for Friday January 15th, 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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Friday, March 27th, 2009

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Friday, February 1st, 2008
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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