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Rashid Johnson wins NAACP Image Award for “Native Son”

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

New York – Rashid Johnson: “The Hikers” at Hauser and Wirth Through January 25th, 219

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Rashid Johnson Profiled in The Guardian

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Rashid Johnson-Directed “Native Son” Acquired by HBO

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Rashid Johnson Profiled in The Guardian

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Artists Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu Buy Nina Simone’s Birthplace

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

New York – Rashid Johnson: “Fly Away” at Hauser and Wirth Through October 22nd, 2016

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Rashid Johnson Appointed to Guggenheim Board

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

London – Rashid Johnson: “Smile” at Hauser & Wirth Through March 7th, 2015

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

AO On Site – New York: Rashid Johnson ‘Rumble’ at Hauser & Wirth through February 25, 2012

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

AO Auction Recap – New York: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, November 13th – 14th, 2019

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Istanbul Biennial Announces Artist List

Friday, June 14th, 2019

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 6-9th, 2018

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 4th – 7th, 2018

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Hong Kong – Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center, March 29th – 31st, 2018

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

AO On-Site – Chicago: EXPO Chicago Art Fair, September 13th – 17th, 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

AO On-Site – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center, March 23 – 25th, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

New York — “Blackness in Abstraction” at Pace Gallery Through August 19th, 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Artists Donate Work to Benefit Anti-Gun Violence Group

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

AO Preview – Basel: Art Basel Week Through June 19th, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Performa Announces New Leadership and Board of Directors

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

For a Price, New Start-Up Offers “Access” to Art World Privilege

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Phillips Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sale, February 12th, 2015

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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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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