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New York Times Examines History and Fate of Repatriated Artworks

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The Difficult Issues of Repatriation

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

MOCA May Cancel Pacific Standard Time Show

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

New York – Jim Dine at Pace Gallery Through March 23rd, 2013

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

AO Newslink

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012


Thursday, July 8th, 2010

AO Auction Results: Old Master’s Week at Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York – the majority of works sell above estimate, with many works reaching record-breaking prices

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Newslinks for Friday January 15th, 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Art News – London: The first major Van Gogh exhibition in London in over 40 years “The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters” at Royal Academy, January 23, 2010 through April 18, 2010

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

AO Newslinks for Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Go See: Jim Dine ‘Hot Dream (52 Books)’ at PaceWildenstein in New York, through February 7th, 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

What’s going on with the Art Raids in California and Chicago?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Planning Underway for Los Angeles’s Pacific Standard Time 2017

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Detroit Institute of Arts Receives $26 Million Pledge from Various Businesses

Friday, July 18th, 2014

London – Robert Irwin at Pace London, through August 17th 2013

Monday, August 5th, 2013

New Rubens painting discovered in Russia

Monday, November 19th, 2012

AO Newslink

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Los Angeles: Ellsworth Kelly ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles’ at Matthew Marks Gallery through April 7th

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Go See – Los Angeles (as part of Pacific Standard Time): ASCO Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 through December 4, 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale, June 9th, 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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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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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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