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Go See – Athens: Louise Bourgeois at the Museum of Cycladic Art through September 12, 2010

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

AO News RoundUp: Five Modern Masterpieces, valued at up to $613 million, stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris

Friday, May 21st, 2010

AO Onsite – Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 Round- up – “A lot less ornament and a lot more substance”

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Spectacular Yves Saint Laurent auction raises record breaking $264 million, sets records for Mondrian, Matisse

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

AO Auction Results: Christie’s London, Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, Wednesday, February 4th

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

New York Auction Roundup: Week of impressionist, modern and contemporary

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 3rd, 2016

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 5th, 2015

Friday, November 6th, 2015

New York – Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, November 4th and 5th, 2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

AO Auction Preview: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, Tonight May 7th and tomorrow May 8th, 2013

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Madonna to Sell Léger to Benefit Girls’ Education

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

AO Onsite Auction Results: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale in New York Brings in $231.4M; Sets Records for Matisse & Gris (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

AO Breaking News: Louise Bourgeois Dies Today at age 98 in New York

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Go See – Rome: ‘Alexander Calder’ at Palazzo delle Esposizioni through February 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

AO Auction Results: Christie’s “The Modern Age,” the Alice Lawrence and Hillman family collections sell for less than 50% of estimate as Rothko and Manet headliners are pulled

Saturday, November 8th, 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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