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London – “Michelangelo Pistoletto: Lavoro” at The Simon Lee Gallery, Through October 29th, 2012

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

AO On Site – Paris: ‘Fresh Hell’ at the Palais de Tokyo through January 16th, 2011 featuring Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Philip Guston, Martin Kippenberger, Nate Lowman, Sarah Lucas, Bruce Nauman & Frank Owen, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rob Pruitt, Agathe Snow, Rudolf Stingel, Rosemarie Trockel and others

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Go See – Philadelphia: Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956-1974 Retrospective at Philadelphia Museum of Art Through January 17th

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

AO On-Site: The 2013 Armory Show in New York City – March 6th-10th, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013

AO Preview – Venice Biennale Vernissage, May 10th – 13th, 2017

Monday, May 8th, 2017

AO On-Site – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 21st – 25th, 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel 2014 Preview, June 19th-22nd, 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

AO Interview: John Miller on 'Suburban Past Times' at Metro Pictures through March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

AO On Site – New York: The Armory Show at Piers 94 & 92, March 8-11, 2012

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

AO on site – Final installment and news summary – Art Basel, Switzerland, sets attendance records, sets very positive tone, concludes

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AO On Site Report #2 – Art Basel, Switzerland, Focus on Quality Drives Buyers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
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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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Getty Museum Survives Brutal California Wildfires

December 13th, 2017

Getty, via ReutersThe Getty has survived a week of chaotic wildfires, keeping its collection intact while flames raged around the museum by wetting the surrounding hills with water and closing off all air intake valves. “By putting all these bells and whistles in, we are able to wet down our hillsides, close intake valves and keep smoke and debris out,” says Linda Somerville, assistant director of insurance and risk management for the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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The Frick Collection Acquires First Work in 30 Years

December 13th, 2017

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, via ArtforumThe Frick Collection has acquired its first work since 1991, a 7-feet-tall portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Artforum reports. “The last opportunity the Frick had to purchase a major French School painting was nearly thirty years ago, with the acquisition of [Jean-Antoine] Watteau’s Portal of Valenciennes,” director Ian Wardropper says. “Today, it is deeply rewarding to have the rare opportunity to bring to the museum such an important work as this one, a historic portrait we feel would have compelled Henry Clay Frick. While the portrait has been shown in Rome, it has never been seen publicly in America.”


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