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Collectors Bullish at Frieze as Other Markets Struggle

Friday, October 16th, 2015

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 14th – 17th, 2015

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

As Frieze Prepares to Open, Collectors Seem Unfazed by Market Challenges

Monday, October 12th, 2015

AO Preview – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 14th – 17th, 2015

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Frieze London Announces Commissions

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

William Kentridge to Create Massive Frieze on Banks of Tiber River

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Frieze London Announces 2015 Projects

Monday, June 29th, 2015

AO On Site – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair on Randall’s Island May 14th-17th, 2015

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Frieze Week, May 13th-17th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Frieze Founders Interviewed in WSJ

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Frieze New York Announces 2015 Projects Artists

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Abby Bangser Named Frieze Artistic Director for Asia and Americas

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Clara M. Kim to Curate Frieze Masters London’s Spotlight Section

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Frieze New York Announces Exhibitor List

Friday, December 19th, 2014

AO Recap and Photoset – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 15th-18th, 2014

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

AO On-Site: Frieze London at Regent’s Park, October 15th-18th, 2014

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Lisson Gallery Artists Intervene in Frieze London Proceedings

Monday, October 13th, 2014

London – AO Preview: Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 15th – 18th, 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Frieze Founder Rejects Frieze as “Ikea for Millionaires”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Frieze Announces List of Artists for London Sculpture Park

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Frieze London Announces “Projects” Section

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Frieze London Awards Mélanie Matranga First Annual Artist Award

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

AO On-Site: Frieze New York at Randall’s Island – May 9th-11th, 2014

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

AO Preview – Frieze New York Art Week, May 7th – 11th, 2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 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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