How are the world’s Art Fairs managing so far this Year?

The third annual India Art Summit in New Delhi came to a close last week.  Eighty-four galleries were represented, showing the work of 500 [mostly Indian] modern and contemporary artists, but 17 prominent galleries from the U.S., Europe and Asia were also included. Organizers reported 128,000 visitors over the fair’s three-day run and millions of…

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Anti-government protests in Cairo put Egyptian Museum at risk

As thousands in Egypt stand together in peaceful protest against president Hosni Mubarak, others have not been as benign.  Officials are now beginning to assess the damage that has been caused by looters.  On the evening of January 28th, a thousand people jumped over a wall into the compound of the Egyptian Museum, which lies…

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Dennis Oppenheim dies at age 72

Dennis Oppenheim, a pioneer of earthworks, body art and Conceptual art, died on Friday in Manhattan at age 72 from liver cancer.  Known for his vast and diverse body of work and often controversial pieces, his career as a well-known artist began in New York in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  Early on, he…

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