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Miami — The Bass Museum Re-opens After $12 Million Renovation with Exhibitions by Ugo Rondinone and Pascale Marthine Tayou

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

AO On Site Photoset, with link summary – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Preview and News Summary, Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

AO News Summary – Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei detained in Bejing Airport and is still missing

Monday, April 4th, 2011

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

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Go See – London: Yuri and Konstantin Shamanov (aka the Chapman brothers) "Good News" in Orel Art, through September 26, 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

AO November Auction Roundup 3 of 5: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, New York, Wednesday, November 12th: Basquiat’s “Boxer” sells while the Bacon does not, “The market is adjusting down”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Dasha Zukhova and The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture presents “Commercial Break” curated by Neville Wakefield

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Philadelphia – Allora & Calzadilla: “Intervals” at Philadelphia Museum of Art, through April 5th 2015

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Park Ave Armory Announces Extended Residency Program

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Art Observed Exclusive: New York – Interview with Student Occupiers of Cooper Union and in Depth Contextual Review

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – Paris: FIAC Sculpture Garden at the Tuileries, October 20-23, 2011

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

AO On Site (with Photoset) – Paris: FIAC 2011 Opening Day Review, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

AO On Site – Auction Results – “Artists for Haiti” Benefit Auction at Christie’s New York Organized by Ben Stiller and David Zwirner Raises $13.7M For Charity

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Richard Armstrong named new Director of the Guggenheim Foundation

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
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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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