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Nicole Klagsbrun to close gallery after 30 years in the business
New York dealer says she is “sick” of the current system
Nicole Klagsbrun is closing her Chelsea gallery (right, installation view from the 2010 show "John Giorno, Black Paintings). Photo: Christopher Burke Studios
The New York dealer, Nicole Klagsbrun, will close her gallery this summer. “I’m not sick and I’m not broke. I just don’t want the gallery system anymore,” Klagsbrun says. “The old school way was to be close to the artists and to the studios. Nowadays, it’s run like a corporation. After 30 years, this is not what I aspire to do. It is uninteresting.”


Lucian Freud dies aged 88

Lucian Freud, a towering and uncompromising figure in the art world for more than 50 years, had died after an illness, his New York-based art dealer said.

"He certainly is considered one of the most important painters of the 20th and 21st Centuries," said Brett Gorvy, deputy chairman of the postwar art department at Christie's auction house in New York.
"He stayed with his figurative approach even when it was extremely unpopular, when abstraction was the leading concept, and as time moved on his classic approach has proven to be very important. He fought the system and basically won."
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal DamienHirst Designed 'I'm With You' Album Cover

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The British Artist Damien Hirst has designed the artwork for Red Hot Chili Peppers new album 'I'm  With You'.

The artwork, which can be seen on the right hand side of this page, shows a fly sitting on top of a pill capsule.

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Freed Chinese Artist Reported to Be Back at Work, Though Barred From Talking to Press

BEIJING — A Swiss gallery owner who represents Ai Weiwei, the dissident artist and international celebrity recently let out of detention, said Wednesday that Mr. Ai was working on his art again, even though he could not do interviews or meet with journalists because of the conditions of his release.

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Free Running Gaza
Two young Palestinians embrace an art form and athletic discipline that offers an escape from life under occupation.

In the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, Mohammed and Abdallah have found a way to distract themselves from the overcrowded tenements and squalid alleyways. Both young men have trained for years to become Gaza's leading practitioners of parkour.

As much a life philosophy and an art form as an athletic discipline, parkour is the traversing and scaling of obstacles and barriers through running, jumping and vaulting. Parkour is set apart from political and religious factionalism, from violence and militancy.

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