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Art Newspaper Reflects on Opening of Pablo Picasso Sculpture in Downtown Chicago

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

London – Pablo Picasso: “Minotaurs and Matadors” at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill through August 25th, 2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Picasso’s “Guernica” Subject of Profile in Art Newspaper

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Musee Picasso and Tate Modern to Host “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Exhibition on Artist’s Work

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton Looking to Loan Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for MoMA Show

Friday, December 30th, 2016

French Appeals Court Upholds Sentence for Electrician Convicted of Stealing Picasso Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Pierre Le Guennec Claims He Was Hiding Picasso Works for Artist’s Wife

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

British Museum Acquires Important Series of Picasso Prints

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Dealer Olivier Thomas Indicted in Picasso Theft Case

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Françoise Gilot, Painter and Former Lover of Picasso, Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Qatari Royal Family Settles Case for Picasso Bust, Ownership Unclear

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Pablo Picasso Work Embroiled in Court Case After Claims of Theft

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Museu Picasso and National Portrait Gallery Announced Joint Show of Picasso Portraits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Picasso Bust Case Sees Decision Allowing Qatari Agent to Interview Picasso’s Daughter

Friday, April 8th, 2016

New Information Pokes Holes in Claims by Picasso Heir Against Yves Bouvier

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Picasso Bust Lawsuit Sees New Filings

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Vanity Fair Charts Difficulties of Managing Picasso Estate

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Maya Widmaier-Picasso Pleas Rejected in French Court Over Contested Bust

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Paris – “Picasso.Mania” at Grand Palais Through February 29th, 2016

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Maya Widmaier Picasso Speaks Out on Disputed Sale of Her Father’s Sculpture

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Temporary Agreement Reached in Battle Over Picasso Bust

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Turkish Police Net Stolen Picasso in Undercover Sting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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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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