Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Pace Splits with Wildenstein

After 17 years, the gallery we have known as PaceWildenstein will be no more.  In April 2010, Pace and Wildenstein announced that the partnership has been amicably dissolved. The Pace Gallery, regaining its independence, is also celebrating its 50th year. The two companies jointly stated that they would continue to pursue business opportunities together.

Pace will continue its powerhouse programs at its three locations in New York (545 West 22nd Street and 534 West 25th Street in Chelsea as well as 32 East 57th Street) and, most recently, Pace Beijing, a spacious 22,000 square foot venue in the center of Beijing’s Art Disctict.

The gallery was founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960 in Boston, relocating to New York three years later.  The founder’s son, Marc Glimcher joined the gallery as Associate Director in 1985 and took over as President in 1993.  That same year, Pace partnered with Wildenstein & Co., an Old Master dealer.  The partnership offered the organization the potential to show works from the Renaissance to the present.

The Pace Gallery represents some of the most important modern and contemporary artists and their estates: Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Maya Lin, Agnes Martin, Elizabeth Murray, James Turrell, Fred Wilson.

Current exhibitions include solo shows from Antoni Tapies at 57th Street; Kiki Smith at the West 22nd Street location in Chelsea, and  Joel Shapiro at the 25th Street venue in Chelsea. 04/11/10