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David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Rubens Work Held in Storage for Over 80 Years Goes Back on View at State Hermitage

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Dealer Perry Rubenstein Arrested on Criminal Fraud Charges

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Recently Authenticated Rubens to Go on View in Antwerp

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Early Rubens Discovered in Salem, OR

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

New York – “Reinventing Abstraction,” Curated by Raphael Rubenstein at Cheim & Read Through August 30th, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Rubens Drawing Discovered in University of Reading Cupboard

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New Rubens painting discovered in Russia

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sir. Peter Paul Rubens

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Donald Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Perry Rubinstein Facing Six Months Jail Time After Plea Deal

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg Profiled in New York Review of Books

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Stolen Paintings Returned to Verona Museum

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Old Masters Works Struggling in Current Market Landscape

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Theft at Museum of Castelvecchio

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Verona Museum Victim of $16 Million Art Theft

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Duke University Receives $25 Million Gift for New Arts Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Outcry Over Sale Classic Works in Ireland Halts Christie’s Old Masters Sale

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Seeing Major Popularity Among Collectors

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Fire Damaged Works to Go on View at Bode Museum in Berlin

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Blackstone VP James Tomilson Hill Emerges As Billionaire on Strength of Art Collection

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The Challenges of Moving Mike Kelley’s Career Retrospective

Sunday, March 2nd, 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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