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London – José Parlá: “Broken Language” at Haunch of Venison Through March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Go See – Los Angeles: José Parlá ‘Character Gestures’ at OHWOW Gallery through October 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Don’t Miss – New York: José Parlá “Walls, Diaries, and Paintings” at Bryce Wolkowitz through April 16th, 2011

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

AO On-Site – New York: RxArt Annual Benefit Honoring Urs Fischer at Stephan Weiss Studio, November 3rd, 2015

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Jose Parla’s Barclays Center Mural Unveiled

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

AO On Site – Miami Beach (final summary 1 of 2): Part 1, Random cell phone images of Art Basel Week Events and Parties

Monday, December 10th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – New York: RxArt’s Annual Benefit 2011, Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

AO ON SITE – ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2010: OHWOW, It Aint Fair Opening, Thursday, December 2nd

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

AO On Site fair and event preview: Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 begins today through December 5th

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

AO on Site New York – Art for awareness, Lance Armstrong brings an impressive group of artists together for his Stages exhibition and auction, Art Observed was on site to speak to those involved

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Art Fair Preview, news summary and schedule: The Armory Show and Armory Week 2011 Begins in New York City

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Paddle8 Sees Significant Lay-offs, Departures After Auctionata Merger

May 25th, 2016

Paddle 8, via Art NewsFollowing its merger with Auctionata, Paddle8 has seen a series of high-profile departures and lay-offs, Art News reports.  Editorial Director Sarah Hanson in particular was one of the lay-offs, which sources indicate means that the company will do away with or drastically scale back its editorial arm.  “A merger is an inevitable inflection point, and in the past month Paddle8 has seen the departure of some of our colleagues in the lead up to and following our merger with Auctionata,” co-founder Osman Khan said.  “Some left to pursue other passions and opportunities, and others as a result of corporate restructuring. In all cases, we are grateful for their contributions to Paddle8.”
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Alex Katz Interviewed in The Telegraph

May 25th, 2016

Alex Katz, via TelegraphAlex Katz is profiled in the Telegraph this week, as the artist completes a new series of paintings for a show at London’s Serpentine Galleries, and reflects on his inspirations, among them Cézanne’s landscapes.  “I was looking at his stuff and saying: ‘See, the guy couldn’t paint, it’s terrible, this is overworked’ – stuff like that,” he says. “Then, when I got on a train, all I could see were Cézanne landscapes. His vision is so strong that it dominates your mind. And that, for me, is the highest thing an artist can do.”
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BBC Reports on Massive Restoration for Acid Damaged Old Master Painting

May 25th, 2016

Repairing the work, via BBCThe BBC reports on the 10-year restoration process for Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Adoration of the Shepherds, an ambitious undertaking that sought to repair the damage caused by the removal of the work from its original surface using acid.  Conservators have been repairing acid damage and removing added layers of paint to the work before attempting to return the work to its original form. “We were delving down to discover if we could uncover the original and, knowing there was damage, whether we could reconstruct those so we could hang the painting as a painting, rather than as an archaeological fragment,” says Rupert Featherstone of The Hamilton Kerr Institute, which worked to repair the piece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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