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AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s and Phillips Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales, October 6th, 2017

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

AO Auction Preview – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, October 5-6th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

AO On-Site – Chicago: EXPO Chicago Art Fair, September 13th – 17th, 2017

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

New York – The 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum, Through June 11th, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

AO On-Site – New York: Independent NY at Spring Studios, March 3rd – 6th, 2016

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week, March 1st – 6th, 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

New York – Lizzi Bougatsos: “Work Habits” at James Fuentes, through February 7th, 2016

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

AO Fair Recap – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 2nd – 6th, 2015

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, July 1st, 2015

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales, June 29th – July 1st, 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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
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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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