30 August 2019

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Nan Goldin Arrested As Sacklers Offer Insignificant Opioid Settlement

The American photographer Nan Goldin was arrested yesterday and charged with disorderly conduct. She and a group of protesters were stopped outside the Manhattan office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The P.A.I.N activists founded by Goldin are protesting the Sackler family’s involvement in the opioid crisis which has killed over 400,000 people in the […]

17 July 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name From Galleries After PAIN Protest

Musée du Louvre has removed or taped over all references to the Sackler Family in response to protests from organisations including Nan Goldin’s PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now group.

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family’s philanthropic donations with a statement to the Washington Post, outlining that her side of the family has never participated in the manufacture of OxyContin or benefited from money generated by Purdue Pharma, which is wholly owned by the other side of the Sackler family.

19 March 2019

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National Portrait Gallery Turns Down £1m Sackler OxyContin Donation

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is the first high profile institution to turn down a £1m grant from the Sackler Trust, over the controversy connected to the growing global OxyContin, drug crisis.

10 February 2019

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Nan Goldin Takes Over The Guggenheim To Protest Sackler Donations

Nan Goldin the photographer and anti-opioid activist, brought her campaign to the Guggenheim, New York yesterday with a Saturday night protest.

9 January 2018

Nan Goldin: Epidemic Opioid Addiction Demands Sackler Family Accountability

Nan Goldin has woven a practice revolving around human crisis whether it be the 1980s AIDS epidemic or domestic abuse. Her own experiences offer a first-hand insight into many of today’s issues  “Most of my community was lost to AIDS,” Goldin states in a new essay highlighting her latest cause, the current Oxycontin addiction pandemic.  “I can’t stand by […]

14 May 2012

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Washington Explores New Ai Weiwei Fragments Exhibition

A new exhibition in Washington, DC. by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei which uses Wood fragments from dismantled temples has opened at  the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. “Fragments,” explores the role of tradition amidst the reality of living in China’s rapidly changing environment. The work is on view for the first time in […]