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RIP: Glenn O’Brien, Writer and Downtown Icon, Aged 70

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Glenn O’Brien Profiled in New York Times

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Berlin – “Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word)” at Blain|Southern, through December 20th 2014

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

AO On Site – Art 43 Basel Final Photoset and AO News Wrapup

Monday, June 18th, 2012

AO Newslink

Friday, April 27th, 2012

AO Onsite – New York: Project on Creativity with Chuck Close at the New Museum, Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Newslinks for Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

AO OnSite: Making Intellectual Conversation Possible at ‘The Impossible Collection’ Dinner Hosted By Assouline, Accompanied Literary Society at The Mondrian Hotel

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

[Update] AO Onsite: The Art of War: Andrew Cramer’s Art War paintball tournament hosted by Accompanied Literary Society and CreateThe Group, Raleigh Hotel Art Basel Miami Beach, Saturday, December 6th, 200

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
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New Yorker Profiles MoMA’s Recent Acquisition of Chris Ofili’s “Holy Virgin Mary”

May 23rd, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergThe New Yorker has a piece on the infamous battle between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Ofili over the artist’s The Holy Virgin Mary, which the then-mayor sought to have removed from a show at the New Museum, and which has now been acquired by MoMA. “When we acquired the work and put it in front of our committee, it looked like it had descended from Heaven,” MoMA curator Laura Hoptman says.
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Germany Looks to Increase Arts Funding by $353 million

May 23rd, 2018

Grutters, via ArtforumGerman minister of culture Monika Grütters has announced plans to increase the nation’s arts funding by approximately $353 million. Grütters feels the budget sends “a strong signal that culture is the foundation for our open and democratic society.” 
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LA Times Profiles Strong Growth for Nigerian Art Market

May 23rd, 2018

Art X Lagos, via LA TimesA piece in the LA Times this week notes the surging popularity of Nigerian art on the international market, and the institutions springing up to cater to a thriving market. “There’s a generation of young, vibrant artists of Nigerian or African origin who have felt that the gallery infrastructure in West Africa is not sufficiently developed for them to connect with the international art market from their home base,” says Tokini Peterside, founder of the Art X Lagos art fair. “For generations, when it comes to exporting its cultural capital and so many other things, Africa has had to go overseas.”
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