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AO Auction Preview – New York: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury to Hold Contemporary Art Sales May 9-12, 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC 2010 Art Fair Review and Final Photo Set

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Go See – Los Angeles: 'Picture Industry' at Regen Projects through August 21st, 2010

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Go See – New York: 'Off the Wall: Part One, Thirty Performative Actions' at the Whitney Museum of American Art, through September 19th, 2010

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

AO Onsite Auction Results: A rare self-portrait by Andy Warhol headlines Sotheby’s Contemporary evening sale Wednesday, May 12th, in New York

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

AO Auction Preview – New York: White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction this Saturday, May 15th at White Columns

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

AO On Site – London: Chris Ofili at Tate Britain through 16 May 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

AO Breaking News: Artists Announced for 2010 Whitney Biennial in New York

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Newslinks for Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Newslinks for Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Go See: Red October Chocolate Factory at Gagosian in Moscow, September 18 through October 25, 2008

Friday, September 19th, 2008

AO On Site: 303 Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Summer Celebration, Wednesday night, July 23 NYC (Update1)

Friday, July 25th, 2008

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008
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CNN Looks at Business and Legality of Removing and Selling Street Art Pieces

January 21st, 2020

CNN has a piece this week on the business behind removing and selling street art murals, and the legality that drives who can remove and sell a piece. “Generally, when you purchase a building, you own the fixtures within the building, whether they’re ceiling fans or [a] fine art mural painting on a wall,” says Paul Cossu, a partner at legal firm Pryor Cashman and part of the firm’s art law group. “Of course, what an owner can do with a fine art mural after acquiring the building will depend, in part, on whether the mural is protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act.”
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Art Thieves Confess to Stealing Gustav Klimt Work and Returning It

January 21st, 2020

Two men have confessed to stealing the Gustav Klimt recently discovered in the wall of a Piacenza gallery, as well as to returning the work. “They said they returned the painting four years ago,” says Guido Gulieri, the pair’s lawyer. “But we don’t yet know the details of how it came to be [in the recess] and what exactly happened to the painting in the intervening years. They had confessed before but were not believed.”
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Desert X AlUla Annnounces Artist List

January 21st, 2020

The inaugural edition of Desert X AlUla in Saudi Arabia has announced its artist list, including work by Lita Albuquerque, Wael Shawky, Superflex, and more. This edition of the event has earned strong condemnation for its part in the country’s push to rebrand itself as open and free after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  “Unless artists are willing to make their host’s state control of expression an explicit subject of their work, those who participate cannot escape compromise from the polluted context,” says critic Christopher Knight.
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