Pace Gallery

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The Pace Gallery is an American contemporary and modern art gallery with 10 locations worldwide. It was founded in Boston by Arne Glimcher in 1960.[1] Arne's son, Marc Glimcher, is the current President and CEO of Pace Gallery.[2]

The gallery is named after Glimcher's father.[3] It moved to Manhattan in 1963 and from 1993 to 2010 operated jointly with Wildenstein & Co., a gallery specializing in old master painting, as PaceWildenstein.[4] In 1993, after sales had slowed following the art-market crash of 1990, Arne Glimcher agreed to take up Daniel Wildenstein's long-standing merger offer; by 2010, the Glimcher family paid $100 million to buy back the Wildensteins' 49 percent share in Pace's assets, including an inventory of several thousand paintings.[5]

Artists[edit]

Pace represents the estates and careers of more than 50 of the world's leading artists, including Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin, Jean Dubuffet, Chuck Close and Zhang Xiaogang.[6] Notably, the gallery's show "Rothko: Dark Palette", the first large-scale exhibition to trace the artist’s experimentation with darker colours,[7] attracted 38,000 visitors in 2016.[8]

Gallery spaces[edit]

The gallery operates three spaces in New York City, and others in California, in China, in London and in Paris.[9]

In the 1960s, Glimcher and Irving Blum briefly operated a Pace outpost on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.[10] From 1995 to 1999, PaceWildenstein had a gallery in Beverly Hills, designed by architect Charles Gwathmey.[11][12]

From 2008 until 2019, PaceWildenstein – and later Pace – maintained a 22,000 square feet (2,000 square metres) space gallery in the Factory 798 District of Beijing, China; it was the first major Manhattan art gallery with a presence in the city.[13] It opened in 2008, to coincide with the Summer Olympics in the city.[14] Under the direction of its president, Leng Lin, Pace Beijing showed a mixture of American, European, and Asian artists.[15] Artists such as Zhang Xiaogang and Zhang Huan have exhibited in both the Beijing and New York galleries.[16]

Since 2012, Pace has been occupying the 9,000 square feet (840 square metres) west wing of the Royal Academy of Arts's 6 Burlington Gardens building in London, beginning with an exhibition that juxtaposed late paintings by Mark Rothko with photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto.[17]

In April 2014, Pace used the former Tesla Motors building in Menlo Park, California as a 25,000 square feet (2,300 square metres) temporary exhibition space.[11] It later opened a permanent gallery in downtown Palo Alto in 2016.

Also in 2014, Pace operated a temporary space in Chesa Büsin, a historic 12th century house in Zuoz, Switzerland.[18] In 2018, it opened a permanent 3,700 square feet (340 square metres) gallery in Geneva.[19]

In 2019, Pace is scheduled to open its newest space, designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, spanning eight stories across 70,000 square feet (6,500 square metres) — 10,000 square feet (930 square metres) of which are outdoor exhibition space.[20] In addition to exhibitions, the building will feature Pace Live, a multidisciplinary program of music, dance, film and conversation with a full-time curatorial director at the helm.[21]

Pace is a partner in the Pace/MacGill, which specializes in photographs and is run by Peter MacGill.[22] In 2019, Pace/MacGill closed its standalone space at 32 East 57th Street after four decades to consolidate with Pace’s headquarters at 540 West 25th Street.[23]

Publishing[edit]

Over the course of its first 50 years, Pace was involved in releasing some 450 catalogues for its shows and artists.[24] In January 2009, PaceWildenstein announced plans for an independent publishing company called Artifex press, dedicated to the creation of online artists' catalogues raisonnés.[25] In 2015, the company launched a unit specifically for digital catalogues raisonnés.[26]

Controversy[edit]

In 2016, London art dealer James Mayor filed a lawsuit against Arne Glimcher and the Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné committee, arguing that they had hurt the value of 13 works of Martin he sold after they decided not to include them in their catalogue.[27] The New York Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in 2018.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Kelly, Crow (August 26, 2011). "Keeping Pace". WSJ. Magazine. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Kelly Crow (August 26, 2011), Keeping Pace Wall Street Journal.
  4. ^ Vogel, Carol (April 1, 2010). "Pace and Wildenstein Are Two Galleries Again". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  5. ^ Kelly Crow (August 26, 2011), Keeping Pace Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Kelly Crow (August 26, 2011), Keeping Pace Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ Hilarie M. Sheets (November 2, 2016), Mark Rothko’s Dark Palette Illuminated New York Times.
  8. ^ Robin Pogrebin (August 11, 2019), Picking Up the Pace: A Mega-Gallery Expands in Chelsea New York Times.
  9. ^ "Pace Gallery on artnet". www.artnet.com. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  10. ^ Christopher Knight (June 22, 1999), PaceWildenstein to End Its Beverly Hills Exhibition Program Los Angeles Times.
  11. ^ a b Zoë Lescaze (March 20, 2014), Pace Gallery Pops Up in Silicon Valley New York Observer.
  12. ^ Christopher Knight (June 22, 1999), PaceWildenstein to End Its Beverly Hills Exhibition Program Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^ Vogel, Carol (April 29, 2008). "Amid Asian Art Boom, Manhattan Gallery to Open Branch in Beijing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  14. ^ Barbara Pollack (July 8, 2019), Pace Gallery Closes Beijing Branch—Arne Glimcher: ‘It’s Impossible to Do Business in Mainland China Right Now’ ARTnews.
  15. ^ Barbara Pollack (July 8, 2019), Pace Gallery Closes Beijing Branch—Arne Glimcher: ‘It’s Impossible to Do Business in Mainland China Right Now’ ARTnews.
  16. ^ Chiu, Rowena (2010). "Pace Beijing – in conversation with Feng Huanian, Director". Glass Magazine (2): 186. ISSN 2041-6318.
  17. ^ Mark Brown (July 2, 2012), New York art gallery Pace takes up London residence The Guardian.
  18. ^ Swiss space for Pace The Art Newspaper, June 20, 2014. Archived June 22, 2014.
  19. ^ Andrew Russeth (January 26, 2018), Pace Will Open Its Ninth Gallery, in Geneva ARTnews.
  20. ^ Laura van Straaten (October 25, 2018), A Gallery by Any Other Name, Size and Shape? New York Times.
  21. ^ Robin Pogrebin (August 11, 2019), Picking Up the Pace: A Mega-Gallery Expands in Chelsea New York Times.
  22. ^ Philip Gefter (December 3, 2006). 'What’s New in Photography: Anything but Photos'. The New York Times..
  23. ^ Gabriella Angeleti (July 24, 2019), Chelsea gallery reshuffle: Kasmin expands as Pace/MacGill consolidates New York Times.
  24. ^ Andrew Russeth (September 9, 2015), Bookish: On the Art World’s Publishing Boom ARTnews.
  25. ^ Vogel, Carol. "Expressionist Berlin: Sotheby's London to Sell Kirchner 'Street Scene'". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  26. ^ Rachel Spence (June 26, 2015), Catalogues raisonnés: The corrected works Financial Times.
  27. ^ Claire Selvin (April 6, 2018), Dismissing Suit Against Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Judge Bolsters Embattled Art-Authentication Field ARTnews.
  28. ^ Claire Selvin (April 6, 2018), Dismissing Suit Against Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné Committee, Judge Bolsters Embattled Art-Authentication Field ARTnews.

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