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Manhattan’s Financial District the Site for Performances based on Mariko Mori Drawings and Jeff Koons’ Life

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Go See: Mariko Mori at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, England through September 14

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Mariko Mori

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Political Issues Overshadow Artists and Events of Olympic Games

Monday, August 1st, 2016

AO On-Site – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 22nd – 26th, 2016

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

AO Preview – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong, March 15th-17th, 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

AO On-Site: Art Basel 2014, June 19th-22nd, 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Hong Kong – Art Basel Hong Kong, May 15th – 18th, 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

AO On-Site: Dia Art Foundation Fall Gala, Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 18th, 2013

AO Summary and Links – Hong Kong: Hong Kong International Art Fair, May 17–20, 2012

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Living Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
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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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