PACE GALLERY'S 50th

The Pace Gallery’s 50th anniversary is a big deal for good reason—founder Arne Glimcher has fostered and influenced some of the most important artists of two centuries. Paul Laster with an exclusive interview.

David Heald

David Heald

Homme et femme nus, August 18, 1971

Pablo Picasso 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

EllenPage Wilson / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Blue-Green Painting, 1948

Ad Reinhardt oil on canvas 80 x 50" (203.2 x 127 cm) © 2010 Estate of Ad Reinhardt/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Private collection

Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Woman II, 1952

Willem de Kooning 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.

Courtesy of Ellsworth Kelly

Rebound Study, 1959

Ellsworth Kelly oil on canvas 21" x 22-1/4" (53.3 cm x 56.5 cm) © Ellsworth Kelly Private collection

David Heald

Woman of Venice III, 1956

Alberto Giacometti bronze 47-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 6-7/8" (120.6 cm x 34.3 cm x 17.5 cm) © 2010 Succession Giacometti / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

David Heald

Figure décorative, 1908 (cast 1930)

Henri Matisse bronze 28-3/8" x 20-3/8" x 12-3/8" (72.1 cm x 51.8 cm x 31.4 cm) © 2010 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

Courtesy CNAC / MNAM/Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, NY

La Metafizyx, August 1950

Jean Dubuffet oil on canvas 45-1/4 x 34-3/4" © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris Centre Pompidou, Paris Musée national d’art moderne / Centre de création industrielle Purchase

Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Iago's Mirror, 2009

Fred Wilson Murano glass 80" x 48-3/4" x 10-1/2" (203.2 cm x 123.8 cm x 26.7 cm) © Fred Wilson, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Henry VIII, 1999

Hiroshi Sugimoto gelatin silver print 36-7/8" x 29-1/2" (93.7 cm x 74.9 cm)

Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy the artist

SP115, 2010

Sterling Ruby spray paint on canvas 96" x 84" (243.8 cm x 213.4 cm) © Sterling Ruby, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Untitled (Pins), 2004

Tara Donovan straight pins 36" x 36" x 36" (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm x 91.4 cm) © Tara Donovan, courtesy The Pace Gallery Collection of the artist

Joshua White / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Sherpa, 2008

Tim Hawkinson feathers 52" x 77-1/2" x 31-1/2" (132.1 cm x 196.9 cm x 80 cm) © Tim Hawkinson, courtesy The Pace Gallery Kathy and Keith Sachs

Kerry Ryan McFate/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Comrades, 2006

Zhang Xiaogang 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

Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Jeune fille et sa Suite [1.5 intermediate maquette], 1969

Alexander Calder 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

Ellen Page Wilson / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Giant BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich), 1963

Claes Oldenburg 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

G.R. Christmas/ Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Number 19, 1951

Jackson Pollock 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

Geoffrey Celements, courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Three Flags, 1958

Jasper Johns 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

Paul Hester

Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

Robert Rauschenberg traces of ink and crayon on paper, mat, label and gilded frame 25-1/4 x 21-3/4 x 1/2" (64.1 x 55.2 x 1.3 cm) Art © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase through a gift of Phyllis Wattis

çourtesy The Pace Gallery

Girl with Ball, 1961

Roy Lichtenstein 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.

John Back / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Fanny / Fingerpainting, 1985

Chuck Close 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

Bill Jacobson / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

untitled (for A.C.), 1992

Dan Flavin 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

Ellen Page Wilson / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Untitled, 1993

Donald Judd 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

Ellen Labenski / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Morning is Breaking, 2006

Elizabeth Murray oil on canvas on wood 9' 2-1/2" x 10' 1" x 2-1/2" (280.7 cm x 307.3 cm x 6.4 cm) © The Murray-Holman Family Trust, courtesy The Pace Gallery

Ellen Page Wilson / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Lilith, 1994

Kiki Smith silicon bronze and glass 33 x 27-1/2 x 19" (83.8 x 69.9 x 48.3 cm) unique, number two in a series of three plus one unique AP © Kiki Smith, courtesy The Pace Gallery Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Contemporary Art Support Group Fund, the Bruce A. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Robert L. Beal Acquisition Fund, Barbara Fish Lee, and the Lorna and Robert M. Rosenberg Fund

Lucas Samaras / Courtesy The Pace Gallery Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York.

Mirrored Room, 1966

Lucas Samaras mirrors on wood 96" x 96" x 120' (243.8 cm x 243.8 cm x 304.8 cm) Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr.