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London — Sean Scully: “Horizon” at Timothy Taylor Gallery Through December 17th, 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Sean Scully’s Paintings Installed at Spanish Monastery

Monday, July 6th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, October 6th, 2016

Friday, October 7th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, June 29th, 2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

North Carolina Museum of Art Gifted with Major Collection of Works

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

AO Recap – Art Basel 2013 in Basel Switzerland, June 13th-16th, 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

AO On Site Photoset – New York: Frieze Art Fair Summary at Randall’s Island Park, May 4-7, 2012

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Is this weekend’s Banksy auction flop a harbinger of ill for the near term fate of low and midpriced contemporary works?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008
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Whitney to Open January 20th on “Pay-What-You-Wish” Basis

January 17th, 2017

Outside the New Whitney Museum, via Art ObservedThe Whitney has announced today that it will open on January 20th on a “pay-what-you-wish” basis, turning the space into a site for dialogues on the current state of America and American politics through a speak-out organized by arts collective Occupy Museums, and open discussions.  
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Maria Balshaw’s Tate Directorship Approved by Prime Minister

January 17th, 2017

maria-balshaw-via-the-guardianMaria Balshaw’s appointment as Tate Director has been confirmed by the Prime Minister, putting her in a leadership position for the British art world.  “I am honored to be asked by the trustees of Tate to become the new director,” Balshaw said.  “Under Nicholas Serota’s leadership, Tate has changed forever how we all think about art and artists and has made visual art a central part of a vibrant cultural life in the UK. I am tremendously excited to be leading Tate in the next chapter of its life. I look forward to developing Tate’s reputation as the most artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive gallery in the world.”
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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Flees Russian After Sexual Assault Allegations

January 17th, 2017

Pyotr Pavlensky, via Art NewspaperRussian protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky has fled Russia following accusations of sexual assault that the artist deemed a “denunciation,” pointing to his recent works, including setting the doors of the FSB security service headquarters on fire, as cause for the accusations.  “A system of informing and reporting on others is re-emerging in Russia, showing that totalitarianism is setting in again,” he said.
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