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Sunday, November 11th, 2012

AO Auction Preview – New York: Impressionist and Modern Sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, May 1-2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Go See – Los Angeles: Pacific Standard Time, October 2011 through March 2012

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

AO On Site – Los Angeles: James Turrell at Kayne Griffin Corcoran through December 17, 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Go See – Madrid: Yayoi Kusama at Museo Reina Sofia through September 12th, 2011

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Go See: Los Angeles: John Baldessari at LACMA, through September 12, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Go See – Los Angeles: 'Dennis Hopper Double Standard' curated by Julian Schnabel at MOCA through September 26th, 2010

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Go See – London: Francis Alÿs at the Tate Modern until September 5th

Friday, July 9th, 2010

AO News Summary – New Haven: Yale University Basement Yields Possible Velázquez

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Go See – London: Richard Wright at Gagosian Gallery through October 3rd , 2009

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Go See – Brussels: John Baldessari at Greta Meert Gallery through July, 25th 2009.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

PaceWildenstein Gallery opening in Beijing

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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