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RIP: Artist Thornton Dial Passes Away at Age 87

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

New Yorker Profiles Relationship Between Artist Thornton Dial and Bill Arnett

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

AO Preview – Basel: The Art Basel Art Fair, June 13th – 16th, 2019

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

AO Fair Preview – London: Frieze London Art Week, October 4th – 7th, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Art Newspaper Profiles Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Friday, June 9th, 2017

New York – “I Talk with the Spirits” at Marianne Boesky Through August 12th, 2016

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

New York – Rosy Keyser: “The Hell Bitch” at Maccarone Gallery Through June 6th, 2015

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

New York: ‘Ten Ten’ Group Show Pop-up by Jason Alexander through March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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CNN Looks at Business and Legality of Removing and Selling Street Art Pieces

January 21st, 2020

CNN has a piece this week on the business behind removing and selling street art murals, and the legality that drives who can remove and sell a piece. “Generally, when you purchase a building, you own the fixtures within the building, whether they’re ceiling fans or [a] fine art mural painting on a wall,” says Paul Cossu, a partner at legal firm Pryor Cashman and part of the firm’s art law group. “Of course, what an owner can do with a fine art mural after acquiring the building will depend, in part, on whether the mural is protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act.”
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Art Thieves Confess to Stealing Gustav Klimt Work and Returning It

January 21st, 2020

Two men have confessed to stealing the Gustav Klimt recently discovered in the wall of a Piacenza gallery, as well as to returning the work. “They said they returned the painting four years ago,” says Guido Gulieri, the pair’s lawyer. “But we don’t yet know the details of how it came to be [in the recess] and what exactly happened to the painting in the intervening years. They had confessed before but were not believed.”
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Desert X AlUla Annnounces Artist List

January 21st, 2020

The inaugural edition of Desert X AlUla in Saudi Arabia has announced its artist list, including work by Lita Albuquerque, Wael Shawky, Superflex, and more. This edition of the event has earned strong condemnation for its part in the country’s push to rebrand itself as open and free after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  “Unless artists are willing to make their host’s state control of expression an explicit subject of their work, those who participate cannot escape compromise from the polluted context,” says critic Christopher Knight.
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