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The Pace Gallery Celebrates 50 years of Modern and Contemporary Art

John Lyon

New York’s Pace Gallery, once again independent after its April split from longtime partner the Wildenstein Gallery, reflects upon its past and reaffirms its future with 50 Years at Pace, a multi-venue retrospective showcasing re-creations of some of the gallery’s most significant showings, with works furnished on loan from numerous collectors and museums.

The brainchild of film director and art collector Arne Glimcher, Pace originally opened in Boston in 1960, but soon relocated to midtown Manhattan and expanded by opening another two galleries in nearby Chelsea, capitalizing on its then-burgeoning art scene. Dedicated to modern and contemporary art since its inception, Pace has produced some 700 exhibitions during its half-century of operation and showcased works from a veritable who’s who of famous American artists, including Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Until October 23, each of Pace’s four Manhattan locations will offer a thematically guided glimpse into the gallery’s rich history. In midtown, the brand’s flagship venue will pay tribute to some of its most historically significant exhibitions, including a revival of 1981’s The Avignon Paintings, one of the first shows to focus exclusively on Pablo Picasso’s later works. Nearby, visitors to the West 22nd Street gallery in Chelsea will be treated to selections of minimalist and post-modern art, including works by David Hockney and Chuck Close, while two blocks south, in a red brick-columned building on West 25th Street, Jasper Johns’ iconic Three Flags and other hallmarks of pop art and abstract expressionism will be on display. To cap off the retrospective, Pace will inaugurate its newest gallery in Chelsea with a forward-focused exhibition that reaffirms its commitment to the contemporary art scene for the next 50 years. (www.thepacegallery.com)

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