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AO On-Site – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 22nd – 26th, 2016

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Barron’s Notes Increased Focus on Gallery Relationships at Art Basel This Year

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Art Basel Announces New “Cities” Initiative

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

AO Preview – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 22nd-26th, 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Art Basel Publishes Exhibitor List

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Art Basel’s Marc Spiegler Calls for Greater Price Transparency Among Galleries

Monday, January 11th, 2016

New York – Georg Baselitz: “Visit From Hokuskai” at Gagosian Gallery Through December 19th, 2015

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

New York Times Looks at Fashionable Gallerist Footwear for Art Basel Miami Beach

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

AO Fair Recap – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 2nd – 6th, 2015

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Public Sector at Collins Park, December 1st – 6th, 2015

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

AO On-Site: Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 3rd-6th, 2015

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

AO Events and Art Preview – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 and Miami Art Week, December 3rd – 6th, 2015

Monday, November 30th, 2015

MoMA Selling Andy Warhol Skate Decks at Art Basel Miami Beach

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Art Basel Hong Kong Announces Exhibitor List

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Plans for Kabinett Section

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach Announces Exhibitor List for 2015 Edition

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Basel, Switzerland – Anicka Yi: “7,070,430K of Digital Spit” at Kunsthalle Basel Through August 16th, 2015

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

New Art Fair Announced for Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Georg Baselitz Withdraws Works from German Museums in Protest of New Law Proposal

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Noah Horowitz Named Director Americas for Art Basel

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Menil Collection Director Josef Helfenstein Leaving for Kunstmuseum Basel

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

New York – Georg Baselitz: “Drinkers and Orange Eaters” at Skarstedt Through June 27th, 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

High Swiss Franc Impacts Sales at Basel

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

AO On-Site: Art Basel at Messe Basel, June 18th-21st, 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Paddle8 Sees Significant Lay-offs, Departures After Auctionata Merger

May 25th, 2016

Paddle 8, via Art NewsFollowing its merger with Auctionata, Paddle8 has seen a series of high-profile departures and lay-offs, Art News reports.  Editorial Director Sarah Hanson in particular was one of the lay-offs, which sources indicate means that the company will do away with or drastically scale back its editorial arm.  “A merger is an inevitable inflection point, and in the past month Paddle8 has seen the departure of some of our colleagues in the lead up to and following our merger with Auctionata,” co-founder Osman Khan said.  “Some left to pursue other passions and opportunities, and others as a result of corporate restructuring. In all cases, we are grateful for their contributions to Paddle8.”
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Alex Katz Interviewed in The Telegraph

May 25th, 2016

Alex Katz, via TelegraphAlex Katz is profiled in the Telegraph this week, as the artist completes a new series of paintings for a show at London’s Serpentine Galleries, and reflects on his inspirations, among them Cézanne’s landscapes.  “I was looking at his stuff and saying: ‘See, the guy couldn’t paint, it’s terrible, this is overworked’ – stuff like that,” he says. “Then, when I got on a train, all I could see were Cézanne landscapes. His vision is so strong that it dominates your mind. And that, for me, is the highest thing an artist can do.”
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BBC Reports on Massive Restoration for Acid Damaged Old Master Painting

May 25th, 2016

Repairing the work, via BBCThe BBC reports on the 10-year restoration process for Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Adoration of the Shepherds, an ambitious undertaking that sought to repair the damage caused by the removal of the work from its original surface using acid.  Conservators have been repairing acid damage and removing added layers of paint to the work before attempting to return the work to its original form. “We were delving down to discover if we could uncover the original and, knowing there was damage, whether we could reconstruct those so we could hang the painting as a painting, rather than as an archaeological fragment,” says Rupert Featherstone of The Hamilton Kerr Institute, which worked to repair the piece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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