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LACMA Calls for Defense of Nevada Desert Site of Michael Heizer’s “City”

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Los Angeles – Pierre Huyghe at LACMA Through February 21st, 2015

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Hollywood Mogul Donates $500 Million in Works to LACMA

Friday, November 7th, 2014

LACMA to Honor Barbara Kruger

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

LACMA Reportedly in Talks for Skyscraper Expansion

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

LACMA Changes Campus Design to Protect La Brea Tar Pits

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Los Angeles – “Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic” at LACMA Through July 27th 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Former Nazi-Looted Artwork Installed at LACMA

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Los Angeles – James Turrell at LACMA through April 6th, 2014

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Los Angeles – Donald Judd at LACMA through August 4th, 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

LACMA Planning $650 Million Expansion

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Takashi Murakami’s Directorial Debut Set to Premiere at LACMA

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Catherine Opie on LACMA/MOCA Merger

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

LACMA Makes Formal Bid to Acquire MOCA

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Go See- Los Angeles: Vija Celmin’s ‘Television and Disaster’ at LACMA through June 5th, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Go See: Los Angeles: John Baldessari at LACMA, through September 12, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Go See – Los Angeles: ‘Joseph Beuys: The Multiples’ at LACMA through June 2010

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Go See: Franz West’s “To Build a House You Start with the Roof: Work, 1972 – 2008” at the LACMA, Los Angeles, through 7 June, 2009

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Go See: BMW Art Car installations at LACMA, Los Angeles, through February 24th, 2009

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

AO News Summary: On Eli Broad’s Art Loans To LACMA

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Egg-Shaped Mini Museum Arrives in LA

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

NYT Charts Issues with Donald Trump’s Travel Ban

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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

Wednesday, November 16th, 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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