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9 May 2017
Special Issue: Venice

9 May 2017

By Allan Schwartzman, co-founder of AAP & chairman of Sotheby's Global Fine Arts

In 1982 I went to Documenta for the first time. This legendary contemporary art exhibition, which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany, is widely regarded as the most prominent of all the –ennials in the world. It did not disappoint. Curated by Rudi Fuchs, Documenta 7 was the first time that American visitors had our nationalist blinkers peeled away and saw great contemporary art from Europe and the United States integrated into a single exhibition. It was a revelation. Andy Warhol’s piss paintings were installed next to Anselm Kiefer’s paintings of the scorched earth of Polish towns that...


9 May 2017

Art That Defined the Moment

By Robert Storr, Michael Trier, and Allan Schwartzman



By Pablo Helguera


La Serenissima con La Cappellazzo

Amy’s Alternative Guide to Venice

By Amy Cappellazzo


Ephemeral Pursuit

Begging, Borrowing and Stealing to Build a Biennale Archive

By Thomas Heneage


Hidden Highlights by Antonio Homem

Venice by Vaporetto

By Antonio Homem


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