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New York – Ugo Rondinone: “Thanx 4 Nothing (a tribute to John Giorno) at Gladstone Gallery Through January 18th, 2020

Friday, January 17th, 2020

RIP – John Giorno, Revered Poet and Artist of New York’s Downtown Scene, Has Passed Away at Age 82

Monday, October 14th, 2019

New York – John Giorno: “Do the Undone” at Sperone Westwater Through October 26th, 2019

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Artist John Giorno Profiled in New York Post

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

AO Preview – Basel, Switzerland: The Art Basel Art Fair, June 14th – 17th, 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Los Angeles — “Over The Rainbow” at Praz-Delavallade Through August 26th, 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017

AO Preview – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair at Randall’s Island, May 5th – 7th, 2017.

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

New York – The 10th White Columns Annual, On View Through February 20th, 2016

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

AO On Site – New York: ‘The Spirit Level’ curated by Ugo Rondinone at Gladstone Gallery through April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Go See – New York: Andy Warhol ‘Motion Pictures’ at MoMA through March 21st, 2011

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Brandeis University considers closing Rose Museum due to losses from Madoff investments

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Don’t Miss: JG Reads, a film by Rirkrit Tiravanija, at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, through December 20, 2008

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Go See: Elizabeth Peyton ‘Live Forever’ at the New Museum in NYC through January 11, 2008

Friday, October 17th, 2008
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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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