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Hirshhorn Museum in Talks with Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Over Potential Loans

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Berlin Cancels Exhibition of Tehran’s Modern Art Collection

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

German Exhibition of Iranian Art Collection Postponed

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Tehran Reportedly Looking for $3 Million Fee on Contemporary Collection Loan

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Tehran Museum to Host Historic Show of Work by Wim Delvoye

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Tehran Museum Invites Bloomberg to Tour Rarely Seen Collection of Western Works

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Iran Preparing Massive Exhibition of Unseen Art Collection

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Berlin to Show Works From Tehran’s Modern Art Collection

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

New York – Wim Delvoye at Perrotin Gallery Through October 29th, 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

New York – Ali Banisadr: “Motherboard” at Sperone Westwater, through April 19th 2014

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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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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