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Berlin – Alicja Kwade: “Something absent, whose presence was expected” at Johann König Through April 18th, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Berlin: Jeppe Hein at St. Agnes Church, Presented by Johann König Through October 20th, 2013

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Berlin – Katharina Grosse “The Smoking Kid” at Johan König Through June 21st, 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

AO On-Site – New York: The 2015 Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94, March 4th – 8th, 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week, March 3rd – 8th, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Paris – Camille Henrot: “The Pale Fox“ at Betonsalon through December 20th, 2014

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

AO Preview – Miami: Art Basel and Miami Art Week, December 3rd-7th, 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

AO on Site – London: Frieze Masters at Regent’s Park, October 17th-20th, 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

AO Recap – Art Basel 2013 in Basel Switzerland, June 13th-16th, 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Newslinks for Monday September 27th 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009

AO Preview – London: Frieze London and London Art Week, October 4th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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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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