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Pre-Raphaelite Mural Discovered in Home of William Morris

Monday, August 19th, 2013

New York – “Reinventing Abstraction,” Curated by Raphael Rubenstein at Cheim & Read Through August 30th, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Leon Black is the buyer of Raphael’s “Head of a Young Apostle”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

UK Places Export Ban on £29 Million Raphael

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Raphael’s “Head of a Young Apostle” raises record $47.8 Million at Sotheby’s

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Raphael Sanzio

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Sotheby’s Will Sell Rosetti “Prosperine” This Fall in London

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

London Old Masters Sales bring uneven results

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Louvre opens its first outpost in Lens, France

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

AO Newslink

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

AO Newslink

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

AO Newslink

Friday, July 13th, 2012

New York: ‘Keith Haring: 1978–1982′ at the Brooklyn Museum through July 8, 2012

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

AO Breaking: Titian’s Diana and Castillo purchased by the National Galleries of London and Scotland

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

AO On Site (with Photoset) – Paris: FIAC 2011 Opening Day Review, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

AO On Site Photoset with Video – New York: Bring To Light | Nuit Blanche New York 2011, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, October 1st, 2011

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Go See – New York: Luhring Augustine celebrates its 25th Anniversary through June 19th, 2010

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

AO Auction Preview – Old Master’s Week, New York City

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

AO Auction Results: Old Masters Week at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London – numerous records set at two ground-breaking auctions

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday October 27th, 2009

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Go See – London: Per Kirkeby at the Tate Modern through September 6th 2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

AO On Site: Lisa Yuskavage Paintings on view at David Zwirner February 19th to March 28th, 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009
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String of Major Commissions to Open New Public Space in Connecticut

August 4th, 2015

Grace Farms, via Art DailyCommissioned works by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernandez and Susan Philipsz, among others, will go on view at the October 9th opening of Grace Farms, a 75-acre public space in New Canaan that also features a new multi-use building design by the SANAA architecture firm in collaboration with OLIN.  “Collaborating with Grace Farms Foundation and SANAA on this project has been highly rewarding,” says Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and Grace Farms’ Consultant for Art Installations. “The concept of Grace Farms is unique. I believe it will serve as a great example of how art, architecture, nature and meaningful programs can all come together to inspire people.”  Read More »

Chelsea’s Mixed Greens to Close at End of Year

August 4th, 2015

Mixed Greens, via Art NewsChelsea Gallery Mixed Greens has announced that it will close at the end of the year, the second mid-size gallery in the neighborhood to announce its closure in the past weeks.  “Together, we look back on our history and take great pride in the work we have done with hundreds of exceptional artists,”the gallery said in a statement. Read More »

The Real Deal Looks at New York Real Estate’s Top Art Collectors

August 4th, 2015

BHQF Rat at Lever House, via Real DealThe Real Deal profiles the New York real estate world’s most active and avid art collectors, including Aby Rosen and Edward Minskoff, among others, who have become major players in the current market, and who have continued to vie for top works in recent years.  “Whatever the particular occupation may be, the collector becomes something of an addict,” says critic Judd Tully. Read More »

New Report Finds Little Improvement in Abu Dhabi Museum Construction Projects

August 3rd, 2015

A Gulf Labor Protest Poster in Venice, via Art NewspaperPoor working conditions and substandard pay persist at Abu Dhabi construction sites for the Louvre and Guggenheim, despite ongoing protests and investigations, the Art Newspaper reports.  The news comes from a new report by Gulf Labor, noting few improvements in the past year.        Read More »

Thelma Golden Appointed to Board of Directors for Barack Obama Foundation

August 3rd, 2015

Thelma Golden, via Art NewsStudio Museum head Thelma Golden has been appointed to the board of directors for the the Barack Obama Foundation in Chicago this week.  “I am very much looking forward to joining the Board of Directors, and working to make the Obama Presidential Center a hub for creative expression through the arts,” Golden said in a statement. “The South Side of Chicago has historically been the nexus of several important cultural movements for African-Americans, and I believe the new Center will help usher in a new era of community engagement for this extraordinary neighborhood.” Read More »

German Analyst Magnus Resch Offers New Perspectives on the Primary Market

August 3rd, 2015

Magnus Resch, via BloombergAn article in Bloomberg this week notes the increasingly difficult challenges of turning a profit for smaller and less commercially-focused galleries, despite a booming art market, and points to writer/art adviser Magnus Resch’s book Management of Art Galleries for potential solutions.  “I could have just said, ‘The revenue numbers are terrible,’ but rather than being so negative I’m actually offering solutions,” Resch says. “It’s based on the analysis that I did.” Read More »

UK Reverses Decision on Ai Weiwei Visa, Grants Full Six Month Stay

August 3rd, 2015

Ai Weiwei, via Financial TimesArtist Ai Weiwei has been granted his full 6-month visa by the UK Embassy, following an intervention by Home Secretary Theresa May.  “She has reviewed the case and has now instructed Home Office officials to issue a full six-month visa,” an embassy official said. “We have written to Mr Ai apologizing for the inconvenience caused.” Read More »

Anish Kapoor Invites Carsten Höller to Design Slide for ArcelorMittal Orbit

August 3rd, 2015

ArcelorMittal Orbit, via ArtlystThe ArcelorMittal Orbit, Anish Kapoor’s sculpture at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, will soon have its own Carsten Höller slide, after Kapoor invited the German artist to collaborate.  “I am thrilled that my tallest slide so far will cling onto Anish Kapoor’s The Orbit, taking an existing artwork as its site,” Höller says. “A slide is a sculptural work with a pragmatic aspect; a device for experiencing an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness.” Read More »

FT Takes a Look Inside Corporate Art Collections

August 3rd, 2015

Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Field Next to the Other Road (1981), via Christie'sThe Financial Times notes the benefits of major corporations and financial institutions from collecting art, including benefits to the galleries and artists selling work.  “The important thing is that companies run a collection professionally,” says Loa Haagen Pictet, who chairs the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art.  “They manage it, show it, and have a proper database inventory and conduct activities directed at the public.” Read More »

James Cohan Gallery Opens New Location in Lower East Side

July 31st, 2015

james_cohan_gallery04In addition to its Chelsea flagship and a satellite in Shanghai, James Cohan Gallery is opening its third location in the Lower East Side at the ground floor space of 291 Grand Street. “After being in business for 16 years, our roster of artist continues to grow and we want the opportunity for them to exhibit sooner than later”, explained Mr.Cohan. Works of Scottish artist, Katie Paterson, will be the first exhibition at the new location in February, followed by the Propeller Group in spring.

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Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Closing

July 31st, 2015

Wallspace Gallery, via Art NewsWallspace, the Chelsea Gallery that launched the career of Walead Beshty and has shown artists including Mark Grotjahn, N. Dash and Jay Defeo, is closing on August 7th.  “It has been our immense privilege to nourish a roster of artists who have inspired us, challenged us and enriched our lives in immeasurable ways,” the gallery said in a statement.  “We are better people for knowing you and we thank you for working with us to make Wallspace the special place it has been.” Read More »

Paul Allen Launches Seattle Art Fair

July 30th, 2015

Paul Allen, via BloombergThe Seattle Art Fair, bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, opens today, with an impressive list of major blue-chip galleries in attendance.  “I’ve been going to the Venice Biennale for at least a decade and always enjoy the stimulation of seeing the work of new and up-and-coming artists,” says Allen. “In 2013 I started thinking, ‘what’s keeping us from doing this in Seattle?’” Read More »

Ai Weiwei’s Travel to Britain Limited by Embassy Restrictions

July 30th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, via NYTWhile Ai Weiwei’s passport has been returned to him, the artist has reportedly been limited in how long he can travel in Britain in the coming months.  While he had planned a six-month stay, the British Embassy had reduced his stay to only 20 days, citing an unreported conviction in Chinese court.  “The decision is a denial of Ai Weiwei’s rights as an ordinary citizen, and a stand to take the position of those who caused sufferings for human rights defenders,” the artist said in a statement on his Instagram. Read More »

Art in America and Art News Merging

July 30th, 2015

Peter Brant via peterbrant.com Photo by Patrick DemarchelierIn an unexpected turn, Art News and Art in America have announced a merger that sees Peter Brant taking controlling interest in the pair of companies.  “The idea is to make artnews.com the single domain for the company when it comes to any digital editorial content — news coverage or information,” says ArtNews CEO Izabela Depczyk. “That means content from Art in America will be housed on the website as well… all the archival content [from all magazines], back issues, subscriptions, anything and everything will be housed on artnews.com.” Read More »

Met Posts Highest Annual Attendance on Record

July 30th, 2015

China Through the Looking Glass, via NYTThe Metropolitan Museum of Art has recorded at least 6.3 million visitors in the past year, the most in the 40 it has been recording attendance statistics.  The figures are attributed to the museum’s new seven day operating hours and a number of popular exhibitions. Read More »

Artists in Oakland Protest Lawsuit Over Public

July 30th, 2015

Public Art in Oakland, via KQEDArtists in Oakland and the Bay Area at large are outraged after the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area filed a lawsuit against the city for requiring all new building projects to include plans for public art on the premises.  “Developers owe it to the city and residents to enrich the landscape and culture of the urban space,” says Emma Spertus, artist and founder of the Oakland studio building and residency program Real Time and Space. Read More »

Katherine Bernhardt Installs Mural at Venus Over LA

July 30th, 2015

Katherine Bernhardt, via Art InfoKatherine Bernhardt has completed a commissioned mural for Venus Over Los Angeles, covering the outside of the gallery in her signature cartoonish drawings of food and cigarettes.  The mural is on view through August 9th. Read More »

NYC pledges $10 Million to Spaceworks

July 30th, 2015

New York City, via Art NewspaperThe New York City government has pledged $10 million towards Spaceworks, a city-based non-profit aiming to convert public spaces into affordable studio space for artists and community art sites.  The sites will be located in The Bronx.  “It’s a borough that is clearly under-resourced in terms of creative space,” says executive director Paul Parkhill. He is also hiring a full-time community organiser based in the area “to make sure there is a grassroots conversation early on, so people know what is happening.” Read More »

Full Strike Called for London’s National Gallery Staff this August

July 30th, 2015

Protests outside National Gallery, via Art NewspaperFollowing a number of walkouts and week-long protests, the staff at London’s National Gallery has announced its first full strike this August.  “Our members in the National Gallery have been engaged in a heroic struggle to defend the functions of a national institution,” PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said in a statement. “They have taken 52 days strike action so far and are prepared to take more. Accordingly, we have served the employer with notice today of more sustained action in August.” Read More »

Icelandic Art Center Sues to Reopen Venice Mosque Installation

July 28th, 2015

Christoph Büchel's Mosque installation for the Icelandic Pavilion, via Art ObservedA Venice court will hear the lawsuit filed by The Icelandic Art Center (IAC) in Reykjavik over the closure of Christoph Büchel’s Icelandic Pavilion “mosque” in the Italian city over a perceived “security threat.”  The work was closed in May after remaining open for only two weeks. Read More »

Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Profiled in FT

July 27th, 2015

Patricia Barbizet, via Financial TimesThe Financial Times profiles Patricia Barbizet, Christie’s newly minted chief executive, who moved from her early work with Renault through her longtime career working under François Pinault.  “My mother was an artist, my brothers and sisters are film and theatrical producers, my father was in cinema. I chose Renault — spot the odd one out,” she jokes. Read More »

Tate Modern Announces 2016 Exhibitions for Georgia O’Keefe and Robert Rauschenberg

July 27th, 2015

Georgia O'Keefe, via The GuardianThe Tate Modern has announced its schedule of exhibitions for 2016, including a major survey of the work of Georgia O’Keefe, as well as the first posthumous retrospective of the work of Robert Rauschenberg in the UK.  “There is next to no work by Georgia O’Keeffe anywhere in Europe,” says Achim Borchardt-Hume, the gallery’s director of exhibitions. “Unless you travel to the States and travel quite extensively across the States it is very difficult to form a coherent picture of her work.” Read More »

Fate of SC State University Museum Collection Caught in Middle of Financial Dispute

July 27th, 2015

The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium, via Post and cOurierRepairs to a boiler system at the financially troubled South Carolina State University Museum has led to disputes over what will happen with its art collection, with some arguing that moving the works puts them at risk during the University’s currently dire financial straits.  “There’s a certain care that we need to provide to preserve the collections, not only for the university but for the state and the country,” says Museum director Ellen Zisholtz. “We are looking for ways to carry out the mandate without putting the collection at risk.” Read More »

Matthew Eck to Launch New Art Fair in Miami Beach this December

July 27th, 2015

X Contemporary, via XMatthew Eck, former co-director of the SELECT art fairs in Miami and New York, has announced a new fair project to premiere at Art Basel Miami Beach this December, X Contemporary.  “Art doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and X Contemporary aims to present this overlap through dynamic events and collaborations, and within a curated context that prominently features some of the most exciting new galleries and artists today,” the fair says in its press release. Read More »