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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

Alex Katz

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
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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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