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Dedalus Foundation Wins Case Over Alleged Sex Discrimination Charges

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Manhattan Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Disowned Cady Noland Work

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

NYT Reports on Ongoing Financial Crisis in Dallas, Caused in Part by Dispute with Nasher Sculpture Center

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

CAFA Beijing Moving Forward with Disputed Anselm Kiefer Exhibition

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Elaine Wynn Discusses Purchasing Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies for Lucian Freud’

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Forbes Discusses Ongoing Growth in Art Field as Asset Class in Recent Article

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Guardian Plots Out Details of Agnes Martin Authentication Dispute

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

LA Lawyer Suing Over Disputed Jackson Pollock Painting

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Sotheby’s Reimburses Buyer for $10 Million After Discovery of Forged Old Master Painting

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Work Believed to be by Raphael Discovered by National Trust for Scotland

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

David Hockney Discusses What Makes a Great Artwork

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Work by Jacob Jordaens Discovered by BBC1 in Swansea Museum Storeroom

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Pedro Reyes Announced as MIT’s First “Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist”

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Former Conservation Chair at Museum of Fine Arts Boston Claims Disputed Degas Plaster May Be Authentic

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Alec Baldwin Sues Mary Boone Over Disputed Ross Bleckner Painting

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

NYT Recaps Dispute Over Bleckner Painting Between Alec Baldwin and Mary Boone

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Researchers Discover Hidden Face Beneath Degas Painting

Friday, August 5th, 2016

U.S. Government Files Lawsuit, Seizes van Gogh and Monet Works in Connection with Malaysian State Funds Disappearance

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Iranian Artist Barred From Leaving Country Arrested for “Disturbing the Peace”

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Moscow’s Garage Embracing Expanded Programming for Disabled Visitors

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

WSJ Looks at Dispute Over Greek Collector’s Treasure Trove of Works

Friday, July 1st, 2016

David Nahmad Talks to NYT on Disputed Modigliani

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Dominique Lévy Expanding at 909 Madison Ave

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

New York – Anish Kapoor: “Today You Will Be in Paradise” at Gladstone Gallery Through June 11th, 2016

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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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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