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The Pace Gallery is an American contemporary and modern art gallery with 9 locations worldwide. [1] It was founded in Boston by Arne Glimcher in 1960. [2] His son, Marc Glimcher, is now president and CEO. [3] Pace Gallery operates in New York, London, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Geneva, Seoul, East Hampton, and Palm Beach. [1]


The gallery is named after Glimcher's father. [4] It moved to Manhattan in 1963.


In 1960, Eva Glimcher and her son Arnold co-founded the Pace in Boston. [5]

From 1965 to 1982, Eva Glimcher maintained a Pace Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, downtown on Broad Street. After her death, the branch closed, with nobody to carry on her work. [6]

In the 1960s, Glimcher and Irving Blum briefly operated a Pace outpost on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles. [7]

From 1995 to 1999, PaceWildenstein had a gallery in Beverly Hills, designed by architect Charles Gwathmey. [8] [7]

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. [9] It opened in 2008, to coincide with the Summer Olympics in the city. [10] Under the direction of its president, Leng Lin, Pace Beijing showed a mixture of American, European, and Asian artists. [10]

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. [11]

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. [8] 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. [12] In 2018, it opened a permanent 3,700 square feet (340 square metres) gallery in Geneva. [13]

Pace opened its first space in Seoul – a 925 square feet (85.9 square metres) gallery – in 2017 before moving to a 8,500 square feet (790 square metres) space in the city's Hannam-dong district. [14]

In 2019, Pace opened a new space in New York's Chelsea district, 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. [15] In addition to exhibitions, the building features Pace Live, a multidisciplinary program of music, dance, film and conversation with a full-time curatorial director at the helm. [16]

In 2020, Pace opened a temporary 1,700 square feet (160 square metres) exhibition space in East Hampton Village. [17]

In 2021, Pace relocated its London outpost to 4 Hanover Square in Mayfair, the former home of the now-defunct Blain Southern gallery, and enlisted Jamie Fobert for the renovation of the 8,600 square feet (800 square metres) space. [18]

Pace Wildenstein

From 1993 to 2010, Pace operated jointly with Wildenstein & Co., a gallery specializing in old master painting, as PaceWildenstein. [19] 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. [4]


Pace is a partner in the Pace/MacGill, which specializes in photographs and is run by Peter MacGill. [20] From 1983 until 2019, Pace/MacGill maintained its standalone space at 32 East 57th Street before consolidating with Pace’s headquarters at 540 West 25th Street. [21]


Over the course of its first 50 years, Pace was involved in releasing some 450 catalogues for its shows and artists. [22] In January 2009, PaceWildenstein announced plans for an independent publishing company called Artifex press, dedicated to the creation of online artists' catalogues raisonnés. [23] In 2015, the company launched a unit specifically for digital catalogues raisonnés. [24]


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. [25] The New York Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit in 2018. [25]

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