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Bridget Riley Unveils New Commission at London Hospital

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Smithsonian Commits to Regular Hours Despite Impending Cuts

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Despite Investigation, Cohen Keeps Promises to MoMA

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

$500k Sidaner Discovered in Pittsburgh School

Monday, February 18th, 2013

On the lack of profitability of art theft despite the high value of the works involved

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Berlin: Robert Longo ‘Stand’ at Capitain Petzel Berlin through June 16, 2012

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Go See – Berlin: Wade Guyton at Capitain Petzel through March 5, 2011

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AO News Summary: Agreement reached between Annie Leibovitz and Art Capital Group

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Art Capital Group Sues Annie Leibovitz to Collect on $24 Million Loan

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

AO Auction Results: Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Art, despite select notable sales, overall results were poor

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Richard Prince sells rights to apocalyptic film pitch inspired by St. Barth

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London – John Currin at Sadie Coles HQ Through January 21st, 2017

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Lucian Freud’s Work at National Portrait Gallery Analyzed by New York Review of Books

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

NADA Announces Group of New Member Galleries as it Expands on West Coast

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Los Angeles: Petra Cortright ‘NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA’ at the Depart Foundation Through September 12th, 2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Andy Warhol Museum Scraps NYC Expansion Plans

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

New York – Spring Exhibitions at The New Museum Through June 29th, 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

New York – Balthus: “Cats and Girls – Paintings and Provocations” At the Metropolitan Musuem of Art Through January 12th, 2013

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Andy Warhol Bridge “Yarn-Bombed”

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Park Avenue Tunnel to be Closed for Interactive Art Show

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Los Angeles – Catherine Opie at Regen Projects Through March 29th, 2013

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AO On Site – Greenwich, Connecticut: David Altmejd at The Brant Foundation through March 31, 2012

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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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