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Man Slashes Thomas Gainsborough Painting at London’s National Gallery

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Gainsborough Painting Attacked in London Goes Back on View

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

New Children’s Art Initiative Sends Masterworks to British Schools

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

AO On Site – New York: Kehinde Wiley ‘An Economy of Grace’ at Sean Kelly Gallery through June 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez Introduces Bill Easing Student Loan for Arts Workers

June 28th, 2017

Nydia VelazquezNew York State Representative Nydia Velazquez has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to ease student debt for those working in the arts by $10,000.  “Those working in the arts and related fields make invaluable contributions to New York City and to our entire nation,” said Velázquez. “Individuals that dedicate themselves to these professions enrich our culture and my bill would provide many of them with relief from mounting student loan debt.” 
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François Pinault to Convert Paris’s Bourse de Commerce Into Massive Art Museum

June 27th, 2017

Bourse de Commerce, via The GuardianFrançois Pinault and architect Tadao Ando are teaming up to convert Paris’s Bourse de commerce into a massive art museum, The Guardian reports.  The new exhibition site will serve as a permanent home for the luxury goods magnate’s €1.25 billion art collection.  “These are tumultuous times in Europe – the recurring terrorist incidents and the UK withdrawal from the EU have fueled anxiety over what the future holds, and countries and people alike seem unsure of their own identities,” Ando said of the project, hoping that it might “renew hope in the future.”
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The Guardian Tours Renzo Piano-Designed Centro Botin Gallery

June 27th, 2017

Centro Botin, via The GuardianThe Guardian takes a tour of the Centro Botin in Santander, Spain this week, the recently completed art gallery designed by Renzo Piano, which has already earned praise for its daring architectural design, levitating 20 feet above ground on a series of slender pillars.  “From the very beginning, I wanted the building to fly,” Piano says of his design.
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