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AO On-Site – Venice – Luc Tuymans: “La Pelle” at Palazzo Grassi Through January 6th, 2020

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Venice – Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana Through December 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Protestors Dump Animal Dung Outside Palazzo Grassi in Protest Over Damien Hirst Show

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

AO On-Site – Venice: Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi Through December 31st, 2013

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of Francois Pinault Foundation’s “The World Belongs to You” at Palazzo Grassi, through December 31, 2011

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

AO Preview – Venice: “May You Live in Interesting Times,” The 58th Venice Biennale, May 11th – November 24th, 2019

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Damien Hirst’s ‘Demon with Bowl’ Goes Up in Vegas

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Damien Hirst Statue from Venice Show Sold to Palms Casino

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Damien Hirst Interviewed by New York Times

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Damien Hirst Interviewed in The Times

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

AO On-Site – Venice: The National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale, May 13th – November 26th, 2017

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Damien Hirst’s New Show Profiled in The Guardian

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Damien Hirst Looks to Rebook Market in Venice this Spring

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Venice: “Slip of the Tongue” Curated by Danh Vo at the Punta Della Dogana Through December 31st, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

More Wealthy Collectors Founding Their Own Museums

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

New York – Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery Through April 19th, 2014

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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

Monday, June 17th, 2013

François Pinault Profiled in Wall Street Journal

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Los Angeles – Jonathan Wateridge “Inter + Vista” at L&M Arts, through March 16th, 2013

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Final Overview and News Summary

Monday, June 6th, 2011

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Preview (with photoset) of François Pinault Foundation’s “In Praise of Doubt” at Punta della Dogana, through December 31, 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Go See – New York: ‘Unpainted Paintings’ at Luxembourg & Dayan through May 27th 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011
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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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