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2020 Getty Medal Goes to Alice Walton, Martin Puryear, Kwame Anthony Appiah

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Pirelli HangarBicocca Names Alessandro Bianchi as General Manager

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Artist Blasts Stefan Simchowitz for Flipping His Work

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Jamie Botin’s Fine Increased to $101.2 million Over Picasso Work

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

London – Fischli/Weiss: “Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?” at Sprüth Magers Through March 14th, 2020

Monday, January 27th, 2020

CNN Looks at Business and Legality of Removing and Selling Street Art Pieces

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Jamie Botín Sentenced to 18 Months Jail Time Over Picasso Smuggling

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Damien Hirst Pill Cabinet Heads to Sale at Phillips

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Man Arrested for Ripping £20 Million Picasso at Tate Modern

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Olivier Widmaier Picasso Gives NYT a Tour of His Collection

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

New York – Peter Halley: “Heterotopia II” at Green Naftali Through December 20th, 2019

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Restoration of Michelangelo’s Florence Pietà to be Done in Public View

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Businessman Accused of Smuggling Picasso Looking at $111 M. Fine

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Artist Elias Sime Commissioned for Design of Public Garden at Ethiopian National Palace

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

New York – Judith Hopf: ‘Alifi” at Metro Pictures Through October 5th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Oakland Museum of California Aims for $85 Million Capital Campaign

Monday, September 16th, 2019

NYT Publishes Piece on Young Creatives

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Artists and Curators Publish Piece Regarding Whitney Biennial Controversies

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

New York – Piero Manzoni: “Lines” and “Materials of His Time” at Hauser & Wirth Through July 26th, 2019

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

New York – Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: “Workshop” at Lehmann Maupin Through June 15th, 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Wildenstein and Co. Sued for Allegedly Selling Fake Pierre Bonnard

Friday, May 10th, 2019

German Man Fined Over Selling Discarded Gerhard Richter Pieces

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Chicago Artists Coalition Releases List of Micro-Grant Recipients

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Arnault and Pinault Pledge $300 Million to Notre Dame Restoration

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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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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