The Pace Gallery Celebrates 50 years of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Photo by Geoffrey Celements, courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
    Jasper Johns - Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. 30-7/8" x 45-1/2" x 5" (78.4 cm x 115.6 cm x 12.7 cm) Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 50th Anniversary Gift of the Gliman Foundation, Inc., The Lauder Foundation, A. Alfred Taubman, Laura-Lee Whittier Woods, and purchase. Photo by Geoffrey Celements, courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy the artist
    Sterling Ruby - SP115, 2010. Spray paint on canvas. 96" x 84" (243.8 cm x 213.4 cm) © Sterling Ruby, courtesy The Pace Gallery. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy the artist
  • Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Zhang Xiaogang - Comrades, 2006. Oil on canvas. 43-1/4" x 51-1/8" (110 cm x 130 cm) Donald B. Marron/Lightyear Capital, New York. © 2010 Zhang Xiaogang Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Bill Jacobson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Dan Flavin - untitled (for A.C.), 1992. Pink, blue, green and yellow fluorescent light. 96" x 96" x 9" (243.8 cm x 243.8 cm x 22.9 cm) © 2010 Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private collection. Photo by Bill Jacobson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / 	Art Resource, NY
    Willem de Kooning - Woman II, 1952. Oil on canvas. 59" x 43" (149.9 cm x 109.2 cm) © 2010 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY
  • Photo by David Heald
    Pablo Picasso - Homme et femme nus, August 18, 1971. Oil on canvas. 76-3/4" x 51-1/8" (194.9 cm x 129.9 cm) © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. Photo by David Heald
  • Photo by G.R. Christmas/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Jackson Pollock - Number 19, 1951. Oil on canvas. 61" x 53" (154.9 cm x 134.6 cm) © 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private collection. Photo by G.R. Christmas/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by John Back/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Chuck Close - Fanny/Fingerpainting, 1985. Oil on canvas. 102" x 84" (259.1 cm x 213.4 cm) © Chuck Close, courtesy The Pace Gallery. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Lila Acheson Wallace. Photo by John Back/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Donald Judd - Untitled, 1993. Copper with purple plexiglass. 9-7/8" x 39-3/8" x 30-1/2" (25.1 cm x 100 cm x 77.5 cm), ten units each 197-1/2" x 39-3/8" x 30-1/2" (501.7 cm x 100 cm x 77.5 cm), installed. Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Private Collection. Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Roy Lichtenstein - Girl with Ball, 1961. Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas. 60-1/4" x 30-1/4" (153 cm x 76.8 cm) © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. The Museum of Modern Art, New York: Gift of Philip Johnson. Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Alexander Calder - Jeune fille et sa Suite [1.5 intermediate maquette], 1969. Painted steel. 81-1/4" x 65" x 43-1/2" (206.4 cm x 165.1 cm x 110.5 cm) © 2010 Calder Foundation, New York/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private collection. Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
    Claes Oldenburg - Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich), 1963. Vinyl, kapok fibers, painted wood, and wood. 32" x 39" x 29" (81.3 x 99.1 x 73.7 cm) © 1963 Claes Oldenburg. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President. Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Geoffrey Celements, courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Photo by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy the artist
  • Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Bill Jacobson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / 	Art Resource, NY
  • Photo by David Heald
  • Photo by G.R. Christmas/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by John Back/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery
  • Photo by Ellen Page Wilson/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery

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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