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Hope on the Horizon for Decorative Arts and...

Mary Helen McCoy 01/01/2015It is no secret that for the last ten years there was a move in the Antiques and Interior Design world to get away from the beautifully decorated traditional period styles. More and more the pages of design magazines were filled with a new found look....[Read More]
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Christie’s New York Announces the Appointment of Derek...

AAD REPORTS 07/01/2015Derek Gillman New York - Christie’s New York announces the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on...[Read More]
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Christie's appoints Derek Gillman to new role of...

AAD REPORTS 07/01/2015New York - Christie’s New York announces the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on January 5th,...[Read More]
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Frieze New York: Dates for 2015

AAD REPORTS 08/01/2015Image Courtesy :: Marco Scozzaro / Frieze Frieze New York 2015 will take place May 14–17 2015 on Randall's Island, Manhattan. Preview Day: Wednesday 13 May Located in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, Randall’s...[Read More]
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Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham W. J. Beal...

AAD REPORTS 09/01/2015January 8, 2014 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Director Graham W. J. Beal will retire as of June 30, 2015, after serving as director, president and CEO for nearly 16 years. Since joining the DIA, Beal has...[Read More]
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A New Year For The Decorative Arts

Lewis Baer 13/01/2015It’s nice that we get to turn the page of time with a New Year. For the world of antiques and decorative arts the passage of time holds no limitation. When you are an object from the 20th, 18th, 16th Century, or 2000 BC, it’s all about the...[Read More]
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The Offense of Creative Content

George Kozmon 14/01/2015In recent days and weeks two events have become worldwide news: the cyber attack on Sony, and the horrific barbarity of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Both incidents were inspired by creative content that certain parties found offensive. These are not the...[Read More]
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Sotheby's not guilty (this time)

Dr Susan Grundy 22/01/2015As the dust settles on the latest Old Master attribution scandal (‘Sotheby’s wins case involving questionable Caravaggio.’ Art Newspaper 16 January 2015) it is important to note that the law did not find in favour of the system, which...[Read More]
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Renowned Architect, Michael Graves dies aged 80

Maura Haverly 13/03/2015Michael Graves, known for his architectural and design work emphasizing postmodernism, died today, at the age of 80, as reported by his architecture firm. During the 1970’s, he first came to fame through his work with the New York Five,...[Read More]
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On The Fly: From Buttresses to Beams

Gail Green 14/03/2015Perhaps if the Gothic architects of the Middle Ages, say those of Canterbury Cathedral, are retained to design a New York City apartment, they might decide to incorporate into their design some flying beams. Usually defined as horizontal bearing members,...[Read More]
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Auction Marks The 200TH Anniversary Of The Battle Of...

AAD REPORTS 20/03/2015An auction to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The sale, entitled 'Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars', will take place at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, on 1 April. A highlight among the 160 items offered in the...[Read More]
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Who Did The Gardner Heist & Did The Canary Finally...

Robert Alexander Boyle 22/03/2015Police Sketches of Gardner Heist Robbers In 1998 a number of people were arrested for conspiring to rob on an armored vehicle in the suburbs of Boston. In 2002 a judge hammered each of the defendants with 40 years behind bars for a job they never got a...[Read More]
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To The Square Inch Born

Lawrence Klepper 22/03/2015We begin with a history lesson that started twenty-eight years ago with a now famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, price paid for an oil on canvas painting at auction. The sale in question was the US$53.9 million dollar price paid for...[Read More]
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Ivory Ban & The Art Market

Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP 22/03/2015I start off with a confession of bias: I have not eaten a mammal in more than 3 decades, the plight of the Elephant poached for his ivory is a personal and legitimate concern. And yet, it has been interesting to consider the comments of respected peers,...[Read More]
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The Decorative Arts Today, Free of Duopoly

Lewis Baer 22/03/2015It is nice to be in a business that the Sotheby’s/Christie’s Duopoly does not particularly care about and even discourages having to deal in it. Their thoughts on the decorative arts as it relates to antique furniture and accessories has...[Read More]
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D.I.A. Update

23/03/2015In the past few years we've brought several singular masterpieces to the DIA: Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance in 2012, Van Gogh's Artist's Room at Arles and Caravaggio's Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, both in 2013, and most recently Monet's...[Read More]
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Jewels Of Al Thani

Robert Alexander Boyle 24/03/2015 Sapphire Turban Ornament (Jigha) or Brooch, India circa 1920,Platinum set with Sapphire and Diamonds109.5 Carat Sapphire Fresh from the stunning success of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it appears that the Al-Thani collection of...[Read More]
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Film :: Art | Basel Announces 2014 Program For Miami...

AAD REPORTS 25/03/2015Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes (2014) tells the true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) revolutionized the commercialization of popular art with...[Read More]
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And Then There Was Light | Renzo Piano Unveils His...

Laura Stewart 27/03/2015THE PIANO PLAYS AT HARVARD AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE PERFECTLY TUNED AAD’s Laura Stewart heads to Boston to See How the Architect Pulled off an Amazing Feat - Getting Harvard to Lighten Up - Renzo Piano Renzo Piano in his studioCuriosity is what...[Read More]
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Sheikha Al-Thani Kicks Off The SATUC Cup, In...

Elliot Lee 30/03/2015Princess Sheikha Al-Thani Launching the SATUC Cup 2015 The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (A-BCC) in London was the venue for a very special press conference on Thursday March 25th when Princess Sheikha Al-Thani launched the 2015 SATUC Cup in front of...[Read More]
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The Impressionists of the Clark

Robert Alexander Boyle 02/04/2015Claude Monet (1840-1926), Detail of: Tulips at Sassenheim, 1880  All images in chronological order, just a sample of this extraordinary collection. All photos by Alexander Boyle, unless otherwise noted. Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Self Portrait, 1857...[Read More]
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Detroit Institute Of Arts :: Update

03/04/2015When architect Paul Cret, with input from soon-to-be director William Valentiner, designed the DIA, the central features were a great hall and a garden court; the latter adorned with a sprawling fountain and a wide array of potted plants. It was always...[Read More]
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Art Education: A Provocation

George Kozmon 04/04/2015Recently (and repeatedly), the subject of art education comes up in discussion, and it’s usually universally agreed upon that the art education we have (in the US) is grossly inadequate. We should have more of it, more funding for it. I think of the...[Read More]
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Boston's Britches Falling Down, Falling Down...

Laura Stewart 07/04/2015BOSTON’S BRITCHES FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN... MY FAIR CITY AAD’s Laura Stewart Finds Brahmins Skipping Across Beacon Hill As America’s Most Straight-Laced City Finally Loosens Up - A brain teaser for art world cognescenti. What...[Read More]
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City...

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/04/2015Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, Mach Three Spyplane, Built in 1967 Deck of the USS Intrepid, West 46th Street, New York, NY A week before Easter, on a cold blustery Friday afternoon this writer was privileged to play host to the newest member of the AAD team,...[Read More]
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London's Great Easter Jewelry Heist

Elliot Lee 12/04/2015Bang! smash, the clatter of alarms, hundreds of police descend on Hatton Garden, within 5 minutes of the alarm being tripped…Well, that was what should have happened. Instead, we get a single copper looking through a window, and deciding not to...[Read More]
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Auction : Mesmerizing Egyptian Courtesan...

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2015Los Angeles – A rare Demetre Chiparus sculpture entitled "Thaïs" is headed to the auction block in Bonhams' 20th Century Decorative Arts sale - April 29 in Los Angeles, with an estimate of US$150,000 - 200,000 - £100,000 -...[Read More]
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Hatton Garden Heist :: Update

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2015Image Courtesy :: The Metropolitan Police   Officers investigating the theft of items from a number of safety deposit boxes at a business in Hatton Garden have released CCTV stills from the robbery to trace the suspects involved. Detective Chief...[Read More]
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Antiques, A Viable Asset Class?

AAD REPORTS 15/04/2015While I absolutely love macro-economic theory, I deal in a micro-economic business. The decorative arts industry has only recently, with the effects of the recent “Great Recession”, experienced a significant financial shock from this general...[Read More]
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Art Miami New York 2015, with Steve Hartman...

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with Steve Hartman owner/founder of Contessa Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Art Miami New York. For...[Read More]
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Interview at Frieze New York 2015, with Uli Zhiheng...

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with Uli Zhiheng Huang at Galerie Perrotin. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more...[Read More]
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Interview with David Eichholtz, David Richard Gallery,...

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with David Eichholtz of David Richard Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Art Miami New York. For more...[Read More]
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Interview at Frieze New York 2015, with Maria Wills,...

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with Maria Wills, Instituto de Vision. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information...[Read More]
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Interview at Frieze New York 2015, Masako Hosoi, Taro...

AAD REPORTS 22/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with Masako Hosoi, Taro Nasu Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information...[Read More]
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Frieze New York 2015, Lehmann Maupin Gallery

AAD REPORTS 27/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon   Watch our exclusive video interview with Stephanie Smith of Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more...[Read More]
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Emily Young - Call & Response

AAD REPORTS 27/04/2015Image Courtesy of the Artist and the Fine Art Society The Fine Art Society have announced two major exhibitions of new work by Emily Young (FRBS), widely acclaimed as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor. The first exhibition will be...[Read More]
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Emily Young - Call And Response

AAD REPORTS 27/04/2015The Fine Art Society have announced two major exhibitions of new work by Emily Young (FRBS), widely acclaimed as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor. Image Courtesy of the Artist and the Fine Art Society The first exhibition will be staged...[Read More]
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Wikileaks activist travels to Beijing to work with...

AAD REPORTS 28/04/2015Jacob Appelbaum, Wikileaks activist and Tor Project leader, travels to Beijing to work with artist/activist Ai Weiwei for Rhizome's Seven on Seven conference at the New Museum. Laura Poitras documents the pair in her first film since Citizenfour,...[Read More]
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Interview at Art Miami New York 2015, with Romain...

AAD REPORTS 28/04/2015  Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon Watch our exclusive video interview with Romain Degoul, founder, Galerie Paris-Beijing. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Art Miami New York. For more...[Read More]
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Art Basel To Present A New Installation

AAD REPORTS 29/04/2015Art Basel to present a new installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Mu_ller and Antto Melasniemi in Basel this June. For the duration of Art Basel, 'DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY' by conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, German...[Read More]
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Now The EU Wrecks BRITAIN'S Art Market

Daniel Hannan 30/04/2015Editor's note: The following was published in the Telegraph, March 14, 2011. Another reminder of how EU membership wrecks Britain's competitiveness: Britain's art market has just been overtaken by China's. Why? Because, under Brussels rules, a tax is...[Read More]
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West Dean College appoints new Head of School of...

AAD REPORTS 30/04/2015West Dean College has appointed Shayne Rivers MA (RCA), a world renowned expert in the conservation of furniture and Asian lacquer, as Head of Conservation. Rivers joins the College after 16 years at the Victoria & Albert Museum where she was Senior...[Read More]
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Beit Paintings: Russborough House Old Masters for...

Michael Parsons 01/05/2015“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in London to raise urgently needed funds for the upkeep of the stately home. The paintings...[Read More]
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Auction of Scottish Contemporary Art

AAD REPORTS 01/05/2015Graham McKean :: The Night Shift 92cm x 61cm - Est. £3000 - £5000  An outstanding auction of over 400 paintings including no less than 5 exceptional works by John Lowrie Morrison, 2 Hamish MacDonalds, and the first 2 examples of the...[Read More]
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Immersive Performance By Artist Ryan McNamara :: Art |...

AAD REPORTS 04/05/2015 Celebrated contemporary artist Ryan McNamara will stage ME?M 4 Miami: A Story Ballet About the Internet at the Miami Grand Theater at Castle Beach Resort, the former Playboy theater, during Art Basel's show in Miami Beach. A choreographic exploration...[Read More]
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The Art Deserves Better, And We Don't Clone

Elliot Lee 05/05/2015Born of a deep distrust from a bitter harvest sewn by the seeds of anti-trust and monopoly behaviour by the big two auction houses, and the lengthy legal record of their prosecution by the United States Department of Justice, galleries simply don’t...[Read More]
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Chelsea Pensioners Honoured for Their Service during...

AAD REPORTS 07/05/2015Wearing their iconic scarlet uniforms, 63 Chelsea Pensioners were photographed at their home the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday 23 April. Major General David McDowall, Lieutenant Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Hospital Chelsea,...[Read More]
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Sir John Soane’s Museum unveils restoration of...

AAD REPORTS 12/05/2015In May, Sir John Soane’s Museum will publically open Soane’s private apartments and Model Room, located on the second floor at number 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London. The apartments have been fully restored, and have not been seen by...[Read More]
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Unlimited: Presenting 74 Ambitious and Large-scale...

AAD REPORTS 13/05/2015Unlimited, Art Basel’s unique platform for artworks that transcend the traditional art-fair stand, will this year present 74 projects from galleries participating in the show. Curated for the fourth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer,...[Read More]
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Van Gogh, Irises and Roses, Metropolitan Museum

Robert Alexander Boyle 13/05/2015A small but potent show just went on display at the Met. Four striking canvases by Van Gogh of flowers are on display in the Lehman Wing, Irises and Roses from 1890, and they were painted 125 years ago to the day. Described in a letter to his brother as...[Read More]
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Frieze New York 2015 : Interview with Sasha Gomeniuk,...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2015 Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon Watch our exclusive video interview with Sasha Gomeniuk of London's Hales Gallery. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information on the...[Read More]
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Frieze New York 2015 : Interview with Jerry Saltz, art...

AAD REPORTS 15/05/2015 Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon Watch our exclusive video interview with Jerry Saltz. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Frieze New York. For more information on the Fair, visit the website:...[Read More]
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Art Miami New York 2015 : Interview with Nick...

AAD REPORTS 16/05/2015   Guy-Vincent | George Kozmon    Watch our exclusive video interview with Nick Korniloff. Our authors Guy-Vincent and George Kozmon, have been taking in the sights at this year’s Art Miami New York. For more information on the...[Read More]
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Art Fairs : New York 2015, Part 1

AAD REPORTS 16/05/2015   Part one The incredible growth of art fairs is a reflection, tangentially about art, more about society; we want to be entertained, and a major art event is more entertaining than walking into a relatively empty gallery, potentially feeling...[Read More]
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Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/05/2015Situated in eastern Connecticut just north of I-95 near the campus of Connecticut College in New London, CT, the Lyman Allyn Museum gets overlooked in a state loaded with the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Yale University Art Gallery and the New Britain...[Read More]
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New York Art Fairs, May 2015 : The Takeaway

George Kozmon 22/05/2015After art-binging for four days, it’s possible to experience an art hangover. So what’s the take-away, the meaning, the significance of the art fair experience at this point in time from a cultural perspective? Much has been written and...[Read More]
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New £1m Scottish ‘Multiverse’ artland is out of this...

AAD REPORTS 23/05/2015A stunning new work of land art will be unveiled this summer in Dumfries & Galloway, created by world-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks. The Crawick Multiverse – a £1million project funded by the Duke of Buccleuch – sits on...[Read More]
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Art 15

Kalman Maklary 23/05/2015Well hello there. As some of you might know, I pop up on occasion on AAD, especially when participating in an Art Fair which I feel might be of interest to AAD’s esteemed audience. We get an e-mail from AAD’s Editorial team asking for some...[Read More]
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The MET’s Chinese Fashion Exhibit

The Epoch Times 25/05/2015 Christine Lin @ The Epoch Times The MET’s Chinese Fashion Exhibit Neglects 94 Percent of Chinese Fashion   The Metropolitan Museum’s new gargantuan fashion exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass, has its fair share of...[Read More]
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Patek Philippe brings its Royal Collection to the...

AAD REPORTS 26/05/2015Pocket Watch presented by Ferdinand I, Prince of Bulgaria The Royal Collection, will be showcased at the Saatchi Gallery London, in a dedicated room recreating the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park in 1851. Presented will be more than...[Read More]
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Art Basel To Present New Installation

AAD REPORTS 29/05/2015  Art Basel to present a new installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Muller and Antto Melasniemi in Basel this June. For the duration of Art Basel, 'DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY' by conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija,...[Read More]
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Premier historical material on display at Art Basel's...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2015Image Courtesy Art | Basel Leading galleries for Modern and historical material from across the globe will once again return to Basel this June for Art Basel's 46th edition, where Hall 2's reconfigured downstairs floorplan will create a special focus on...[Read More]
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Response By UEFA Regarding PICASSO & The Garcia...

Elliot Lee 08/06/2015The current racketeering investigation into FIFA by the United States Department of Justice casts aspersions over the entire game of football, and in particular, those at the top of the sport, who have been charged in criminal court instead of holding...[Read More]
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Southbank Centre Opens Major Survey Of Carston...

AAD REPORTS 12/06/2015• Especially-commissioned Isomeric Slides that allow visitors to travel from Hayward Gallery’s iconic glass pyramid ceiling to gallery entrance level • Two Roaming Beds (Grey), a new work comprised of two robotic beds that roam the...[Read More]
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Basel: Home of Art & Architecture in...

AAD REPORTS 16/06/2015Basel counts with its 40 museums as the art capital of Switzerland – no other Swiss city has such a concentration of interesting places to visit. Museum buildings by acclaimed architects have endowed the beautifully preserved old city with...[Read More]
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There’s no crime in Switzerland? That’s what you are...

Elliot Lee 26/06/2015Morgenstimmung am Rhein in Basel - Image courtesy Basel Tourismus For the first time, we visited BASEL this year for the Art Fairs, and no doubt about it, Art | Basel has to be one of, if not, the best Art Fair we’ve ever experienced. Every detail...[Read More]
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Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives...

AAD REPORTS 29/06/2015The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF); Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four...[Read More]
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Unlock creativity, yes, but by strengthening the...

Laure Kaltenbach 29/06/2015Copyright is in the hot seat, accused of restraining the development of the digital market. The Reda report – called after the representative of the Pirate Party – presented at the beginning of the week at the European Parliament is the first...[Read More]
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Where to start and how to end?

30/06/2015Where to start and how to end? For nearly sixteen years, I've had the pleasure of writing newsletter columns that tried to give DIA members a sense of what goes on behind the scenes here as well as in the wider art museum world. This, in all likelihood,...[Read More]
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Art of Rowing meets Henley Live, 2015

Robert Alexander Boyle 02/07/2015Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), Max Schmidt in a Single Scull, Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), John Biglin in a Single Scull, 1873, wc/p, collection: Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Paul Mellon Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), John...[Read More]
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An Illegal Float of Funds By A Rapacious Bank

04/07/2015The Art and Antique dealing fraternity have unusual professions which do not necessarily “tick the boxes” of normal business as far as banks are concerned. This results in unusual situations not normally applicable to other professions to...[Read More]
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Art | Basel - The wrap report

AAD REPORTS 04/07/2015Outstanding booth presentations, strong collector attendance and exceptional sales confirm Art Basel’s position as the premier fair for contemporary and Modern works. Art Basel in Basel 2015 As the 46th edition of Art Basel closed in Basel on...[Read More]
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Patronage Under Fire : A Case For Showcasing Living...

Margie FitzSimons 04/07/2015With the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation opening a new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles September 20, to be called The Broad, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art about to move into its new Rem Koolhaas building in Moscow this month, and the...[Read More]
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Saving Elephants Requires Sanctions on Rogue Regimes...

05/07/2015The NGOs (non-governmental organizations) of this world can wield a great deal of power. That is because their message is usually simple, straightforward and about things that are of great importance. Of recent, a number of NGOs in America have focused...[Read More]
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Ferraris Return to Retrace Historic Road Race Course...

AAD REPORTS 06/07/20152015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance poster celebrating Ferraris that Raced at Pebble Beach. Painting by Peter Hearsey/ Editorial use courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Hopes ran high for the 1949 Ferrari 166 Mille Miglia owned by Jim Kimberly...[Read More]
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Frieze Projects 2015: Participating Artists

AAD REPORTS 07/07/2015Frieze Projects will present seven new commissions at Frieze London 2015, with the support of the LUMA Foundation. This year’s programme is inspired by Frieze London’s temporary structure in the Regent’s Park and explores propositions...[Read More]
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Samuel Leuenberger as the new curator of Art Basel’s...

AAD REPORTS 08/07/2015Starting with the 2016 edition, Samuel Leuenberger will curate Art Basel's Parcours sector, succeeding Florence Derieux. Parcours engages with the city of Basel’s historical neighbourhood through site-specific sculptures, interventions, and...[Read More]
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Creative Industries, Resistant In Spite of Crises

Laure Kaltenbach 10/07/2015Representing 6,8% of the GDP (€860 billion of added value) and 6,5% of the employment in the European Union (€14 million), the positive impact of the creative activities and industries on the GDP of the European Union on the period 2008-2011 is...[Read More]
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Art Southampton 2015, July 9th-13th

Robert Alexander Boyle 10/07/2015 Art Southampton moved to a new location. Situated at a on Millstone Road in rural Water Mill, it seemed to be a formidable rural trek, but opening night crowds did not disappoint with the fields next to the air conditioned tent resembling the massive...[Read More]
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Insider Dealing

Lawrence Klepper 10/07/2015The Gallery owner calls up the Artist and tells him that he has good news and bad news. The Artist says give me the good news. Well, the Gallery owner says, I sold ten of your paintings today. The Artist replies, OK, what's the bad news? The Gallery...[Read More]
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Major Headscratching

Maura Haverly 18/07/2015The French Ministry of Culture has fired Nicholas Bourriaud as head of Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris (otherwise known as ENSBA) , and the rumour has it that the incoming Director, Eric de Chassey, is close friends with President Hollande’s close...[Read More]
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Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives...

AAD REPORTS 23/07/2015The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF); Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four...[Read More]
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Paris Biennale des Antiquaires: Biennale no more

Maura Haverly 23/07/2015The Syndicat National des Antiquaires, whose members read like a Who’s Who in the French antiques world, held an extraordinary meeting 26 June – and voted to make the Biennale an annual event, effective 2017. Although almost 2/3 of the...[Read More]
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Cambridge Five, Open For Business : Under New...

AAD REPORTS 25/07/2015Stripping Russia of the World Cup would cause a "blast" that could exacerbate the Ukraine crisis, a former ambassador to the 2018 hosts has warned. Fifa's controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively is the...[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 courtesy...[Read More]
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PAD, 9

AAD REPORTS 10/08/2015The Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) enhances the spirit of it's 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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Rhona Hoffman Interview, Chicago, Illinois 2015

AAD REPORTS 11/08/2015RHONA 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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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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Supermarket of Swag Revealed at Last: The Stasi...

AAD REPORTS 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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Supermarket of Swag Revealed at Last: The Stasi...

Elliot Lee 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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NEWS: Cotopaxi to Erupt Again

Robert Alexander Boyle 17/08/2015As 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 1742, 1768...[Read More]
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