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Rare Bernini Sculpture Acquired by Getty

Friday, June 19th, 2015

New York: Cecily Brown “The English Garden” at Maccarone Gallery Through June 20th, 2015

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

AO On-Site – New York: SPRING/BREAK Art Show at Skylight Moynihan Station, March 3rd-8th, 2015

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

New York – Maurizio Cattelan: “Cosa Nostra” at S|2 Through November 26th, 2014 and Venus Over Manhattan Through January 10th, 2015

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

AO Auction Preview – New York: Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales November 11th-13th, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

London- “In Homage” at Skarstedt Gallery Through August 8th, 2014

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

New York — “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at The Whitney Museum of Art Through October 19th, 2014

Friday, July 4th, 2014

AO Recap – Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, Wednesday May 14th, 2014

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

AO Auction Preview – New York: Contemporary Art Evening Sales, May 12th-15th, 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014

AO On-Site: NADA New York at Basketball City, May 9th-11th, 2014

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Never-Before Auctioned Jeff Koons Sculpture to Anchor Sotheby’s May Auctions

Monday, April 14th, 2014

London – “New Order II: British Art Now” at Saatchi Gallery Through March 23rd, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

RIP Leon Ferrari, Argentine Conceptualist

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

AO On-Site – Venice: The 55th Venice Biennale, Opening Day

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Tokyo – Francis Bacon: “BACON” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Through May 26th 2013

Monday, May 27th, 2013

The Vatican Gets Contemporary Art Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Francis Bacon Paintings Discovered on Backs of Other Works

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

AO On – Site Interview: Andrea Mary Marshall at the Opening of “Gia Condo” – Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at Allegra LaViola

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

London – Maurizio Cattelan: “Think Twice: Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Maurizio Cattelan” at Whitechapel Gallery, through December 2nd, 2012

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

New York – AO Auction Results: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC Week Wrapup and Final Photoset, October 18th – 21st, 2012

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

AO Newslink

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC Vernissage Photoset, Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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ICA Philadelphia Gets W.A.G.E. Certification

March 23rd, 2018

ICA Philly, via Art NewsThe ICA Philadelphia will be the first museum certified by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a New York-based organization pushing for sustainable economic relationships between artists and exhibiting institutions. “Our partnership with W.A.G.E. helps to set a new standard in the museum field, one that ensures equitable environments for the artists with whom we work,” director, Amy Sadao, said in a statement.“We’re proud to be the first museum to join this diverse group of arts and culture institutions across the U.S. who are certified, and hope that it will encourage other museums to do the same.”
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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