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EXPO CHICAGO 2015

AAD REPORTS 27/08/2015Chicago has been hosting art fairs for many decades, and despite location/owner/management changes at some of these Fairs, the city has remained a well-respected and must-visit arts destination. Expo Chicago, in its fourth year, is demonstrating that...[Read More]
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The Burning Man Revisited

Chris Hulbert 25/08/2015Burning Man is an Annual Art event and temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, Nevada, 40° 52′...[Read More]
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Curious Case of Spanish Gold and how it presaged...

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/08/2015 Spanish Civil War 1936-1938, most know of the battle between the socialist Republic and the nationalists under General Francisco Franco. A violent prequel to World War Two it saw future adversaries of communism and fascism meet on the battlefield...[Read More]
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Officials for Sale in China’s Art Market

The Epoch Times 18/08/2015 Frank Fang @ Epoch Times Playing the dual roles of a player and a referee is one way to get filthy rich, and many corrupt Chinese officials have resorted to such tactics as they amassed staggering wealth when they tried to become artists, art...[Read More]
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NEWS: Cotopaxi to Erupt Again

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/08/2015   As of August 14 2015, the Government of Ecuador put their nation on alert that the giant volcano; Cotopaxi was about to explode. A high peak with an elevation of 19,447 feet (5,897 meters) above sea level it has experienced major explosions in...[Read More]
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Artist’s Resale Royalty in Australia - Strong evidence...

John R Walker 15/08/2015In this article, I shall give an overview of the highly corrosive impact, which the Artist’s Resale Royalty (ARR) has had, and is having on Australia’s Art market. The impact of ARR also appears to have had an entirely adverse reaction on the...[Read More]
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Supermarket of Swag Revealed at Last: The Stasi...

Robert Alexander Boyle 15/08/2015Readers of AAD know of our research into the story of the Stasi, a rapacious secret police of the defunct East German regime whose manipulation of the art trade at the expense of its law abiding citizens was used to further the dark aims of a darker...[Read More]
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Ashmolean acquires archive of illustrated Letters of...

AAD REPORTS 13/08/2015The Ashmolean has acquired an important record of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, the illustrated letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) to Helen Mary (May) Gaskell (1853–1940). The archive, which has remained with May Gaskell’s...[Read More]
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PAD, 9

AAD REPORTS 11/08/2015The Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) enhances the spirit of its offering for the 9th edition of the Fair, with an additional constituent of 12 distinguished international galleries. Delivering an orbital panoply of artistic and creative qualification,...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial...

AAD REPORTS 10/08/2015Sotheby's Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Second Quarter 2015 Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share* is $1.04 Sotheby's Board Increases Share Repurchase Program to $250 million — Will Repurchase $125 million in the Near Term NEW...[Read More]
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Vlad The Shoplifter

Elliot Lee 10/08/2015  Recent news headlines included a brazen Hollywood style caper to hit London’s jewellry district, however, a much bigger heist recently happened in Moldova, this one likely in cahoots with Moscow. One billion dollars worth of faux loans...[Read More]
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DUSSELDORF PHOTOGRAPHY

AAD REPORTS 07/08/2015Ben Brown Fine Arts presents a cardinal survey of photography originating from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf after 1976. The exhibition proffers the opportunity to experience varying interpretations of the German ‘New Objectivity’ style...[Read More]
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Fragile Picture Of Future

Nicolas Rothwell 07/08/2015Editor's Note: First published August 9th 2013 in The Australian. Re-published on AAD, 26 August 2013, with the kind permission of Nicolas Rothwell and The Australian. Picture: Aaron Francis Source: The Australian THE old Aboriginal art world is gone....[Read More]
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Frieze Film: 2015 Artists

AAD REPORTS 06/08/2015Established in 2007, Frieze Film is a series of new films commissioned from established and emerging artists and premiered annually as part of Frieze Projects, Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme. This year, Frieze Film is curated by...[Read More]
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Dutko Gallery Hits Mayfair this Autumn With A New...

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2015Paris-based Galerie Dutko expands to London this autumn with the opening of its first London space in Mayfair, at 18 Davies Street. A leading authority on the Art Deco movement, Jean-Jacques Dutko is reputed for staging the finest examples of Art Deco...[Read More]
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Droit de Suite in the US? ACK...

Margie FitzSimons 04/08/2015    This article first published in July 2014. Wasn’t government invented by early man to provide fair settlements of disagreements, protection from enemies, and planning for the storage and maintenance of the collective food supply?...[Read More]
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REPLY TO AAD ARTICLE TITLED “DROIT DE SUITE IN THE...

AAD REPORTS 04/08/2015REPLY TO AAD ARTICLE TITLED “DROIT DE SUITE IN THE US” THE PROPOSED US ACT DOES NOT APPLY TO GALLERIES It is important to note that the Resale Royalty Bill presently before the U.S. Congress (ART Act H.R. 4103) does not apply to galleries...[Read More]
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Putin's Techno Pop

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/08/2015Russian Spetsnaz robot-dance at military expo 'Army-2015', which kicked off near Moscow on Tuesday, June, 2015...   Editor's Note: Lead Image, a veneer of facepaint.[Read More]
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Lauren Baker At The Ivy

AAD REPORTS 04/08/2015The Ivy Restaurant, which opened in 1917, and has always been synonymous with the arts and creative industries in London, re-opened on Monday, 1 June, renovated by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The Club at The Ivy, situated right next door to the...[Read More]
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Rhona Hoffman Interview, Chicago, Illinois 2015

AAD REPORTS 03/08/2015RHONA HOFFMAN has been at the forefront of the Chicago art scene for 4 decades. Her reputation as a focused gallerist with a keen eye for strong conceptual work, has built a well respected international following. Here we present an in depth interview...[Read More]
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Stopping Art Scandals

Tamara Winikoff 02/08/2015 The media revels in art scandals, especially around authenticity of art works and the legitimacy of how they have reached the marketplace. But bad press does the art world no favours. The current controversy over the sale of a purported Albert Tucker...[Read More]
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Digital Art

George Kozmon 27/07/2015I differentiate between the various print forms and the source material. I understand too that my views may represent an elitist fringe perspective, but somebody's got to do it... Several hundred years ago art was difficult to disseminate broadly...[Read More]
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