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AO On Site – Los Angeles: Pacific Standard Time Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 at the J. Paul Getty Museum through February 5, 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Go See – Los Angeles: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia ‘Modern Antiquity’ at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 16, 2012

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Getty and NICAS Partner for Development Program for Conservation Technology

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Frankfurt – Albrecht Dürer: “Dürer: His Art in Context” at the Städel Museum, through February 2nd 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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

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

Parmigianino’s “Virgin and Child” Goes to Los Angeles After UK Export Bar Lifted

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

LA Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibitions in NYT

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

New York Times Examines History and Fate of Repatriated Artworks

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The Difficult Issues of Repatriation

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

AO AUCTION RESULTS: TURNER & RUBINS ARE TOP LOTS AT SOTHEBY’S & CHRISTIE’S OLD MASTER AUCTIONS LONDON JULY 6 & 7

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

AO Auction Results: Old Master’s Week at Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York – the majority of works sell above estimate, with many works reaching record-breaking prices

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Newslinks for Friday January 15th, 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Art News – London: The first major Van Gogh exhibition in London in over 40 years “The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters” at Royal Academy, January 23, 2010 through April 18, 2010

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Go See: Jim Dine ‘Hot Dream (52 Books)’ at PaceWildenstein in New York, through February 7th, 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

What’s going on with the Art Raids in California and Chicago?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

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

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

AO On Site Preview and Summary: 54th Venice Biennale 2011 Begins This Week

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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