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

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 […]... | Read More

Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

Clearing 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, […]... | Read More

London – Haim Steinbach: ‘jaws’ at White Cube Through January 20, 2018

Haim Steinbach, Untitled (fins, dolphin, seahorse) (2017). All images via White Cube Gallery. Now through January 20th, 2018, White Cube is presenting jaws, a series of new works by Haim Steinbach at Mason’s Yard, featuring a new series of shelf works and the major installation Design #15–Design for a Yogurt Bar, first conceived in 1981 and reconfigured for the gallery […]... | Read More

New York – Jim Shaw at Metro Pictures Through December 22nd, 2017

Jim Shaw (Installation View), all images via Metro Pictures In his current show at Metro Pictures, artist Jim Shaw presents a group of new paintings, sculptures, and drawings—all from 2017. The show is the first in the city since his survey The End is Here was presented at the New Museum in 2015. Shaw’s work often […]... | Read More

American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

A 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 […]... | Read More

Getty Museum Survives Brutal California Wildfires

The Getty has survived a week of chaotic wildfires, keeping its collection intact while flames raged around the museum by wetting the surrounding hills with water and closing off all air intake valves. “By putting all these bells and whistles in, we are able to wet down our hillsides, close intake valves and keep smoke and debris […]... | Read More

The Frick Collection Acquires First Work in 30 Years

The Frick Collection has acquired its first work since 1991, a 7-feet-tall portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Artforum reports. “The last opportunity the Frick had to purchase a major French School painting was nearly thirty years ago, with the acquisition of [Jean-Antoine] Watteau’s Portal of Valenciennes,” director Ian Wardropper says. “Today, it... | Read More

Dutch Aristocrat’s Donation Goes on View in London

Dutch aristocrat Baron Willem van Dedem’s donation of four Old Masters paintings will go on view at the UK’s National Gallery this week. “We are honored that the National Gallery acknowledges the quality and rarity of these four paintings that our father and grandfather collected over a period of more than 50 years,” says the baron’s son, Frits van Dedem. […]... | Read More

China Lifts 11-Month Art Ban on Korea

China has lifted an 11-month ban on South Korean art that was the result of a U.S.-installed anti-missile system in the country. “It is not surprising that exchanges in art are affected by political issues. Diplomacy and politics are always stronger than art and culture. What was surprising was that, this time, the ban and […]... | Read More

Carsten Höller Building New Slide Work for Bonn

Artist Carsten Höller will build one of his signature slide works at Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle next year, Art Newspaper reports. Höller, who has built several of these slides at various museums around the globe, has billed this one as “an efficient, environmentally friendly and time-saving means of transport.” Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More
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