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Breaking: Qatar purchase of $250-$300 million ‘Card Players’ by Paul Cézanne is most expensive art sale in history

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Taipei, Taiwan: Ai Weiwei 'Ai Weiwei, Absent' at Taipei Fine Arts Museum through January 29, 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Overall Summary, December 1-4, 2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

AO On Site Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 – AO’s selected preview, guide, and news summary to the 10th Anniversary Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair and associated events

Monday, November 28th, 2011

AO On Site – Los Angeles: “Art in the Streets” at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA through August 8th, 2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

AO Auction Preview – London: Phillips de Pury, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s to Hold Contemporary Art Sales June 27-29, 2011

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

AO on site Photoset (2 of 3) – Art Basel 42: Art Basel 2011, The Main Fair

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Go See – Stockholm: Investigations of a Dog, Works from the FACE Collections featuring Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Urs Fischer, Maurizio Cattelan, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Fischli & Weiss, Thomas Hirschhorn, William Kentridge, Aurel Schmidt, Kara Walker, Bruce Nauman and others at Magasin 3 Konsthall, through May 29, 2011

Monday, March 14th, 2011

AO on Site – Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 – Main Fair Conclusion and Summary

Monday, December 6th, 2010

AO On Site Report #2 – Art Basel, Switzerland, Focus on Quality Drives Buyers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

AO on Site New York – Art for awareness, Lance Armstrong brings an impressive group of artists together for his Stages exhibition and auction, Art Observed was on site to speak to those involved

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

AO On Site – Basel: ART 40 BASEL opened today, initial reports indicate solid activity

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

AO Preview: Christie's London Impressionist and Modern Art, June 24

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Breaking: Largest Art Theft in Last 20 years occurs in Zurich

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Art Basel Miami Beach: Day 1

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

AO On-Site – New York: NADA New York at Skylight Clarkson, March 8th – 11th, 2018

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Los Angeles – Terence Koh: “sleeping in a beam of sunlight” at Moran Bondaroff Through March 11th, 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Armory Show Announces 2017 Exhibitor List

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary Evening Sales, October 14th – 17th, 2015

Monday, October 12th, 2015

AO On-Site – New York: The 2015 Armory Show at Piers 92 & 94, March 4th – 8th, 2015

Friday, March 6th, 2015

FIAC Los Angeles Pushed to 2016

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Frieze New York Announces 2013 Sounds Program

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

AO Newslink

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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Sotheby’s Launches Financial Services Division

September 23rd, 2020

Sotheby’s is launching a new financial services division, with Alexander Klabin as Executive Chairman. A statement from Klabin emphasized his role as helping “to accelerate the future of authenticated asset-based finance.” 
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Guggenheim Acquires Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian”

September 22nd, 2020

The Guggenheim has received Maurizio Cattelan‘s iconic banana work Comedian, shown last year at Art Basel Miami Beach, as an anonymous gift.  “We are grateful recipients of the gift of ‘Comedian,’ a further demonstration of the artist’s deft connection to the history of modern art,” says museum director, Richard Armstrong. “Beyond which, it offers little stress to our storage.”
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Gerhard Richter Designs Stained Glass Windows for German Abbey

September 22nd, 2020

Gerhard Richter has created a series of impressive stained glass windows for Tholey Abbey in Germany. “Abstract art is not normally my thing,” says Abbot Mauritius Choriol. “But you don’t need to be an art expert to appreciate the qualities of these.”
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