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Los Angeles – Valention Carron: “Barking Painting Sighs Heavenly” at David Kordansky Gallery Through July 1st, 2022

Valentin Carron, Child and Dog (2022), via David Kordansky Gallery This month at David Kordansky’s Los Angeles gallery space, artist Valentin Carron presentss Barking Panting Sighs Heavenly, an exhibition of new sculptural works that continues the artist’s exploration of sculpture as a mode of representation, not only of the body and figure, but equally of relations and... | Read More

Armed Robbers Break into TEFAF, Causing Evacuation

A group of armed men broke into TEFAF Maastricht this week in an attempted robbery, causing an evacuation of the fair.  “TEFAF has robust procedures in the event of a security breach,” a spokesperson for the fair said. “These were precisely followed, and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were safely evacuated. The fair has now reopened.” Read […]... | Read More

RIP – Ground-Breaking Abstract Artist Sam Gilliam Has Passed Away at Age 88

Sam Gilliam at Mnuchin, via Art Observed Artist Sam Gilliam, known for his work in abstraction and for his ground-breaking experimentations in freeing the canvas from the confines of the stretcher, has passed away at the age of 88. Rising to prominence in the late 1960’s from his early work as a school teacher, the artist was […]... | Read More

New York – Alex Israel: “Sunset Coast Drive” at Greene Naftali Through June 25th, 2022

Alex Israel, Sunset Coast Drive (2022), via Greene Naftali On view this month at Greene Naftali, the gallery plays host to Sunset Coast Drive, its second solo show presenting the works of Alex Israel. An outing that looks to deepen the artist’s ongoing ongoing engagement with the culture and aesthetics of his native Los Angeles, it mines […]... | Read More

AO On-Site – Basel: Liste Art Fair at Messe Basel, June 13th – 19th, 2022

Veit Laurent Kurz at Weiss Falk, all images via Art Observed Returning to its recently transplanted site in another hall of the Messe Basel, the Liste Art Fair makes its voice felt on the landscape and layout of Basel Art Week this season with another edition of its event showcasing works by a range of galleries presenting the latest and […]... | Read More

AO On-Site – Basel: Art Basel at the Messe Basel, June 16th – 19th, 2022

Folkert de Jong at Sofie van de Velde Marking it’s return to its usual spot in early summer, the 2022 edition of Art Basel has opened its doors for its early hours, preparing for a public opening this weekend with an expansive offering of works from European galleries and those further afield. Open once again at the Messe […]... | Read More

New York – Anna-Sophie Berger: “Sin” at JTT Through June 18th, 2022

Anna-Sophie Berger, Lady Wealth (2022), via JTT On view this month at New York’s JTT Gallery, artist Anna-Sophie Berger presents a selection of new works that draw on bodies, space and perception to create striking visual and psychological effects. Using a fusion of everyday materials posed in unique new permutations, her body of work is a […]... | Read More

New York – Anne Imhof: “Avatar” at Galerie Buchholz Through July 2nd, 2022

Anna Imhof, Avatar (Installation View), all images by Aleph Molinari for Art Observed) Continuing her experimentation with spatial arrangement and irreverent institutional takeovers, Anne Imhof has transformed the uptown gallery space of Galerie Buchholz for her new exhibition, Avatar. A simulacra of an institution of learning, the exhibition plunges the viewer into an alternate universe that... | Read More


Marlene Dumas, The Martyr (2002-04). All images via Art Observed. The Pinault Collection’s Palazzo Grassi presents Open-End this summer, a major monographic exhibition of work by Marlene Dumas, the Cape Town-born artist renowned for her portraiture exploring the depth, breadth and intensity of human emotion. Coinciding with the 59th Venice Biennale, the solo-exhibition features over 100... | Read More

New York – Francis Bacon: “Faces & Figures” at Skarstedy Through June 25th, 2022

Francis Bacon, Seated Woman (1961), via Skarstedt On view this summer, Skarstedt has assembled a striking selection of work by painter Francis Bacon, titled Faces and Figures. The exhibition unifies a group of masterworks spanning the 1950s to the 1970s. Featuring depictions of some of his most beloved friends, lovers, and muses—Peter Lacy, George Dyer, Muriel Belcher, and Henrietta... | Read More
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