In celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Pace Gallery presents a multi-venue retrospective of the gallery’s history. 50 Years at Pace brings together some of the key masterpieces that have passed through Pace’s doors, featuring loans from important public and private collections worldwide. With works spanning more than a century and a selection of rare archival materials, 50 Years at Pace sheds light on some of the landmark exhibitions and sales from the gallery’s extensive history. 50 Years at Pace is on view at 32 East 57th Street, 534 West 25th Street, and 545 West 22nd Street until October 23rd. The exhibition will also be on view at The Pace Gallery’s new location at 510 West 25th Street through October 16th.
On the occasion of the opening receptions, VernissageTV had a look at the gallery’s spaces in Chelsea. The above video shows impressions of the openings in each gallery. Each gallery explores a different aspect of Pace’s history: mini-reprises of groundbreaking thematic and historical exhibitions are on view at 57th Street; Pop art and Abstract Expressionism are highlighted at 25th Street; contributions to Minimalist Art and the Post-Modernist movement are featured at 22nd Street; contemporary art in the 21st century is showcased at the gallery’s new location on 510 West 25th Street.
A catalogue with a foreword by Arne Glimcher and more than 250 full color illustrations will accompany the exhibition. In addition, an iPhone application designed to complement 50 Years at Pace, featuring audio clips of artists and art historians and a walking tour of public works in Manhattan, will be available to download from the iTunes store free of charge.
50 Years at Pace / Anniversary exhibitions at the New York gallery spaces of The Pace Gallery, New York. Opening reception, September 16, 2010.
PS: Interview with Arne Glimcher by Paul Lester at The Daily Beast: Click here.
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