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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Collectors

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Art News – New York: 23-foot, 16-ton Teddy Bear sculpture by Urs Fischer to be displayed Friday April 8th, at Seagram’s Building, Park Avenue

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

AO Auction Results – London: Wednesday, October 13th, Phillips de Pury Contemporary Art Auction Within Presale Estimates, Sets New Records for Aaron Young, Sterling Ruby

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

AO on site – Final installment and news summary – Art Basel, Switzerland, sets attendance records, sets very positive tone, concludes

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Go See – New York: ‘Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection’ at The New Museum through June 6, 2010

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Newslinks for Monday, August 24th, 2009

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Newslinks for Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Newslinks for Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

AO OnSite: Making Intellectual Conversation Possible at ‘The Impossible Collection’ Dinner Hosted By Assouline, Accompanied Literary Society at The Mondrian Hotel

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

AO November Auction Roundup 4 of 5: Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Art Sale, New York, Thursday, November 13th, Results “brutal” but Phillip’s clear due to lack of Guarantees

Monday, November 17th, 2008

AO November Auction Roundup 3 of 5: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, New York, Wednesday, November 12th: Basquiat’s “Boxer” sells while the Bacon does not, “The market is adjusting down”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

AO Roundup: 2008 Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Auctions; Art Market Inflection Point Reached

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The first major post-financial collapse art market event, The 2008 Frieze Art Fair, in London, is on right now.

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Collectors

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

AO On Site New York – Bjarne Melgaard: “A New Novel” at Luxembourg & Dayan through December 22nd, 2012

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Dakis Joannou

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The Judith Rothschild Foundation

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Peter Brant

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Francois-Henri Pinault

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Francesca von Habsburg

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Eli Broad

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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