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Berlin – “Sed Tantum Dic Verbo (Just Say The Word)” at Blain|Southern, through December 20th 2014

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

New York – The World Premiere of Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s “River of Fundament” at BAM

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

New York – Louise Lawler and Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan Through December 21st, 2013

Monday, December 16th, 2013

AO On-Site: Dia Art Foundation Fall Gala, Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 18th, 2013

AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 24th to the 27th, 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Financial Times Goes Inside the Live-In Studios of some of New York’s Most Successful Artists

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Salzburg – “30 Years” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through August 28th, 2013

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Doug Aitken’s discloses details of his Happening piece ‘Station to Station’

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

AO On Site – Venice: “Fragile?” at Le Stanze del Vetro Through July 28th, 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

AO Preview – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, June 1st-November 24th, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

AO On Site (Final Summary Part 2 of 2): The Art – Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair 2012 Photoset and Recap

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

New York – AO On Site: The 2012 Guggenheim International Gala, Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Los Angeles: Regen Projects’ Inaugural Exhibition of New Gallery at 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard on Sept. 22nd

Monday, September 24th, 2012

AO Newslink

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Kassel: Quinquennial exhibition dOCUMENTA (13) opens in Kassel on June 9th, to run through September 16th, 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – New York: RxArt’s Annual Benefit 2011, Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Living Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Don’t Miss – New York: “Locations” featuring works by Sol Lewitt, Carl Andre, Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Catherine Opie, Dan Graham and others at Paula Cooper Gallery through June 11, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Go See – Berlin: Temporary Tattoo Parlor at Arratia, Beer until May 31st, 2011

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

AO Preview – Berlin Gallery Weekend Begins

Friday, April 29th, 2011

AO On Site: Bomb Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction, Friday, April 15th 2011

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Don’t Miss – Amsterdam: ‘Taking Place’ at the Stedelijk Museum through January 9th, 2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011
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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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