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AO Fair Recap – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 2nd – 6th, 2015

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

AO on site with Photoset – Paris: Art Paris, Just Art at the Grand Palais through April 3rd, 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

AO On-Site: Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany – Documenta 14: “Learning From Athens”, On View Through September 17th, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

AO On-Site – Paris: Art Paris at The Grand Palais, March 27th – 30th, 2014

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC Final Summary (with Photoset) October 19–23, 2011

Monday, October 24th, 2011

AO On Site Report #2 – Art Basel, Switzerland, Focus on Quality Drives Buyers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

AO Onsite Auction/Event Review: The 16th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit, Watermill, New York. Saturday July 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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