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Guggenheim Bilbao Launches Series of Events for 20th Anniversary

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Bilbao – “David Hockney: A Bigger Picture” at the Guggenheim Bilbao Through September 30th, 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Go See – Bilbao: Anish Kapoor at Guggenheim Bilbao through October 12, 2010

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Go See: Cy Twombly retrospective, Guggenheim Bilbao, through February 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Guggenheim Forces Removal of Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet’s Bilbao Installation

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Guggenheim Museum Troubled Over Paul McCarthy and Mike Bouchet Work in Bilbao

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bilbao – Claes Oldenburg: “The Sixties” at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, through February 17th 2013

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Former Guggenheim Directer Thomas Messer Passes Away at 93

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

AO On Site – New York: ‘John Chamberlain: Choices’ at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through May 13, 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

AO News Summary: Guggenheim Foundation To Study Helsinki For Possible New Site

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Richard Armstrong named new Director of the Guggenheim Foundation

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Guggenheim Hermitage in Las Vegas will close next month

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Guggenheim director Thomas Krens leaving after 20 years

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Jerry Saltz says the Guggenheim should “Dump Thomas Krens”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Cai Guo-Qiang Mid-Career Retrospective @ Guggenheim Museum

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Jeff Koons Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, July 6th, 2015

AO Newslink

Monday, August 6th, 2012

London: Anselm Kiefer at White Cube Bermondsey through February 26, 2012

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Go See – Vardø, Norway: Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois “The Steilneset” Memorial

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Go See – London: David Salle at Maureen Paley through July 24th, 2011

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Don’t Miss – New York: “New Paintings” by David Salle at Mary Boone Gallery through June 25th

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

AO On Site – New York: Thomas Ruff ‘Zycles and Cassini’ at David Zwirner through March 13, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
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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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