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AO On-Site: The 57th Annual Venice Biennale Vernissage, May 10th – 13th, 2017

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Richard Prince Profiled in New York Post

September 18th, 2017

Richard Prince, via NYPRichard Prince gets a profile in the New York Post, cataloguing his often controversial practice, and the impact it has left on the world of contemporary art. “For Richard, the lawsuits are also the artwork,” says his friend and fellow artist Harmony Korine.
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Mexico’s Artists and Art Institutions Lend a Hand After Major Earthquake

September 18th, 2017

Juchitan recovery, via Art NewspaperArtists are teaming up to assist in the fallout from a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the country and left 90 dead, as many cultural centers, museums and galleries send resources to help deal with the damage caused. “This is a good opportunity to invite all the cultural centers, all the spaces, museums, artists that want to come,” says artist Demian Flores. “Reconstruction in Juchitan is going to be a long road.”
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Francis Bacon’s Last “Pope” Painting to Sell Next Month at Christie’s in London

September 18th, 2017

Francis Bacon pope painting, via BBCThe last of Francis Bacon’s Pope paintings will hit the auction block this fall at Christie’s in London, estimated to sell for over £60 million, the BBC reports. “It is a tragic premonition which unites Bacon’s two greatest muses, the Pope and George Dyer, for the first and only time,” Francis Outred, Christie’s head of post-war and contemporary art says of the work.
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