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Yoko Ono’s Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting to Sell at Sotheby’s in New York This November

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat Profiled in The Guardian

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

New York Times Spotlights Work Focused on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Personal Life

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Anthony Haden-Guest Speaks on Death of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

New York: Jean-Michel Basquiat: “The Unknown Notebooks” at The Brooklyn Museum Through August 23rd, 2015

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

New York Magazine Looks at Friendship of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Jean-Michel Basquiat Honored With Public Square Dedication in Paris

Friday, June 20th, 2014

New York – “Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing” at Acquavella Gallery Through June 13th, 2014

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Reebok Releases New Line of Shoes with Art by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

A$AP Rocky Spotted in Supreme X Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection, Which Hits Stores Today

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Former Girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat Reveals Enormous Collection of Unseen Works

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

London: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Olympic Rings’ at Gagosian Gallery

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Go See – Paris: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Musée d’Art Moderne through January 30, 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Go See – Basel: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Beyeler through September 5th, 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

AO On Site: Nowness Premier of “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” at MoMA, New York – Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Repatriated Brazilian Collection to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s Next Month

Monday, October 30th, 2017

AO Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 15th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, February 10th, 2016

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

New York – Rene Ricard: “Remember” at Half Gallery Through September 8th, 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, November 16th, 2017

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

New York Times Profiles Efforts of Auction Houses to Stay Ahead of Game in Current Market Landscape

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s and Phillips Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales, October 6th, 2017

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair, October 5th – 8th, 2017

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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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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