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Cai Guo-Qiang Initiates New Firework Piece in Quanzhou

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Humlbæk, Denmark – Olafur Eliasson: “Riverbed” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Through January 4th, 2015

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Living Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

AO Auction Results: Christie’s sale of Artwork and Ephemera from Lehman Brothers fetches a further $2.6 million for the collapsed bank’s creditors in London, September 29th, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Zhou Chunya

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

London – “The world is yours, as well as ours” at White Cube Through September 17th, 2016

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

RIP: Dame Zaha Hadid, Visionary Architect, Aged 65

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cao Fei Interviewed in New York Times

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

AO On Site – Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Art Show and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 18-22, 2012

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Dasha Zukhova and The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture presents “Commercial Break” curated by Neville Wakefield

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Go See – Shanghai: Cai Guo-Qiang ‘Peasant da Vincis’ at the Rockbund Art Museum through July 25th, 2010

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Go See – New York: “Waste Not” Song Dong at MoMA, Through September 7, 2009

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Wang Guangyi

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Asian Art Week Continues, Sotheby's fails to sell most expensive antiquities lots

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Cai Guo-Qiang

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
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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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