Arne Glimcher

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Arne Glimcher
Born Arnold Glimcher
(1938-03-12) March 12, 1938 (age 76)
Duluth, Minnesota
Occupation Art dealer, film director, and producer

Arnold "Arne" Glimcher (born March 12, 1938) is an American art dealer, film producer and director. He is the founder of The Pace Gallery and is widely known as one of the art world's most powerful dealers. Glimcher has also produced and directed several films, including The Mambo Kings and Just Cause.

Life and career[edit]

Glimcher was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Boston University. In 1960, Glimcher founded the Pace Gallery in Boston. In 1963, Glimcher moved the gallery to New York City. Today there are four gallery locations in New York and an additional gallery in Beijing. The Pace Gallery represents contemporary artists including Chuck Close, Tara Donovan, David Hockney, Maya Lin and Kiki Smith. It also represents the estates of several artists, including Pablo Picasso, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, and Alexander Calder.[1] Today, Glimcher, serves as Chairman of the Pace Gallery. During his career he has worked closely with important artists, including Jean Dubuffet, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, and Lucas Samaras. In 2007, Glimcher received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.[2]

Film career[edit]

Glimcher made his feature-film debut, appearing in a small role in Robert Benton's 1982 film Still of the Night. He later served as an associate producer for Ivan Reitman's 1986 film Legal Eagles and went to produce Gorillas in the Mist, and The Good Mother, both released in 1988.

Glimcher made his directorial debut with the 1992 film The Mambo Kings. The film, based on Oscar Hijuelos' book The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, received widespread critical acclaim. Glimcher received an Academy Award Best Original Song nomination for the film's original song, Beautiful Maria of My Soul, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the same category.

Glimcher later directed the 1995 film Just Cause starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne to a much more mixed reception. In 1999, Glimcher directed The White River Kid which featured an ensemble cast, including Antonio Banderas from The Mambo Kings.

In 2008, he produced and directed the documentary film Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies.

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