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Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and Versailles to Remain Open 7 Days a Week

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Louvre Director Sets Sights on Ambitious Renovation

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Receive 300 Loaned Works from Paris Museums

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Winged Victory of Samothrace Returns to Place at Louvre

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The Louvre Set to Restore Winged Victory Next Month

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Abu Dhabi Displeased Over Unspent €25 Million Gift to Louvre

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The Louvre Shuttered by Strike Over Pickpockets

Friday, April 12th, 2013

French Government Announces New Director for The Louvre

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Henri Loyrette, Director of Musée du Louvre, to Leave Post in 2013

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Louvre opens its first outpost in Lens, France

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

AO on site – Paris: Tony Cragg, “figure out/figure in” at Le Louvre through April 25, 2010

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC 2010 begins at the Grand Palais and the Cour Carrée du Louvre through Sunday October 24th

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Go See – Paris: Cy Twombly’s permanent installation ‘The Ceiling’ at Musée du Louvre

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Louvre begins building $135 million Islamic art wing

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Louvre Museum Paris

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Saudi Prince Reportedly Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Atelier Van Lieshout Work to Go to Centre Pompidou

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Sculpture Pulled from FIAC Sculpture Show Over Explicit Content

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Athens – Divine Dialogues: Cy Twombly and Greek Antiquity at the Museum Of Cycladic Art Through September 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Art Newspaper Profiles Thomas Kaplan’s Trove of Rembrandt Works

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art Reopens After Bombing

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Largest Collection of 17th Century Dutch Paintings Set for World Tour

Friday, December 30th, 2016

New Yorker Profiles Ongoing Struggles Over Abu Dhabi Museum Expansions

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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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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