For the second year in a row, non-profit Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) is organizing a selling exhibition to benefit its education programs. Curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin and held at Pace Gallery, “Fierce Creativity” features work from nearly 50 artists with prices that have been set by the makers themselves. Among those offering work are Rita Ackermann, Sanford Biggers, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and many other bold-faced names. The show will be up from October 22 through 25 at Pace’s E 57th Street location.
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Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher served as producer on the Simon Trevor-directed documentary “White Gold,” which chronicles the plight of the endangered African elephant and black market for the animals’ ivory. The 38-minute film, which is narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, will have its world premiere in a private screening at the Museum of Modern Art on November 12, which will be followed by a public screening on the 18th. (more…)
As Chelsea finally starts to wake up from its summer slumber, Pace Gallery played host to a one night only presentation of the late Lisa de Kooning’s artist-in-residence program on Wednesday, September 4. Lisa, daughter of Willem, founded and ran the East Hamptons residency for two years, until she sadly passed away last year. Now, her 17-year-old daughter Lucy de Kooning-Villeneuve has taken over the program and is managing it as she starts college at the New School. This year’s exhibition included Alexander Massouras’s “Divers” paintings, Aakash Nihalani’s graphic pasted shapes, and Carlos Soto’s moody video piece. ARTINFO spoke to de Kooning-Villeneuve about the artists she chose and her favorite de Kooning.
As Art Basel finally opens its doors to the public on Thursday, many dealers have already moved millions of dollars, euros, pounds, and assorted other currencies worth of art over the fair’s preview days on Tuesday and Wednesday. While ARTINFO’s own Judd Tully was on the scene to scope out the early sales, dozens more artworks have found buyers, as detailed below. (more…)
“I’m not used to being honored,” the poet Bob Holman (above) said last night. “And I’m not sure how I feel about.” The New York wordsmith was the honoree at last night’s benefit for the roving — but also fervently Bushwick-based — non-profit Norte Maar, which brought poetry and performance to Pace Gallery’s largest West 25th Street. Though critic, artist, and Yale School of Art dean Robert Storr was scheduled to deliver an homage to Holman, he had to cancel at the last minute, prompting Norte Maar co-founders Jason Andrew and Julia K. Gleich (below) to hire an actor (Jefferson Slinkard) to deliver Storr’s speech in his stead. (more…)
Avenues: The World School is living up to its early hype as an academy for precocious art-minded youngsters (or, rather, youngsters with art-minded, deep-pocketed parents). This week, the Pace Gallery uploaded a photo to its Instagram, geo-tagged at the school on 10th Avneue, of a student helping install a Sol LeWitt work, “Wall Drawing 123A,” in collaboration with the Chelsea megagallery (nbd).
Pace already operates three galleries on 25th Street, yet they may be moving one step closer toward total block domination, according to news from Crain’s New York that the gallery is in talks to sign a lease at 511-541 25th Street. The 16,000-square-foot space would reportedly allow the gallery to move some of its 57th Street operations to the growing Chelsea hub.
Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby has flipped galleries once again, this time landing at Hauser & Wirth after going nearly a year without New York representation. He has previously worked with Foxy Production, Metro Pictures, and, most recently, Pace, which had more or less touted him as the face of the gallery’s new generation. That relationship ended in January, after less than a year. His first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth will be in London this spring.
Though the masses won’t be admitted until tomorrow, press and VIP filled the aisles of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair today, and ARTINFO came upon a number of celebrities in the mix of prospective preview day buyers. Perhaps most notably, P. Diddy had his eye on a large painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Ruffians” (1982), at Tina Kim/Kukje Gallery’s booth, and later bought an Ivan Navarro sculpture from Paul Kasmin’s booth. (more…)
As the art world, like the rest of New York, collects itself for the continued storm recovery, gallery openings return this week across the city. To help our readers navigate this week in art, ARTINFO offers a few promising suggestions. This week includes a participatory parade in Chelsea, a DUMBO art crawl to benefit their neighborhood art spaces hit by Hurricane Sandy, and a party at MoMA that’s also an art intervention. So get out and support the arts in NYC! (more…)