Museum Monday: Organized by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and various museum directors nationwide, Art Everywhere is a public art project slated to begin this summer. As Carol Vogel discusses in a recent New York Times article, the project will involve “images by dozens of famous American artists…[and] 50,000 displays from electronic billboards to bus shelters, an initiative by leading museums and the billboard industry to create one of the largest outdoor art exhibitions seen in the country.”
Beginning today and continuing through May 7, the public can vote for their favorite artworks among 100 selections at ArtEverywhereUS.org.
Pictured above are short-listed works by artists who are represented by Pace Gallery: Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) from LACMA; Chuck Close's Phil (1969) from the Whitney Museum; Willem de Kooning's Excavation (1950) from the Art Institute of Chicago; de Kooning's Montauk Highway (1958) from LACMA; and Elizabeth Murray's Children Meeting (1978) from the Whitney Museum.
Read more from the New York Times here. Cast your Art Everywhere vote here.
Museum Monday: Next month, a new museum space dedicated to the legacy of the Polaroid camera will open in Las Vegas. Established by Polaroid’s Fotobar and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Polaroid Museum will honor the history of the medium by displaying works by David Hockney, Chuck Close, and other Polaroid enthusiasts.
See Polaroids by Chuck Close in Chuck Close: Nudes 1967 - 2014, which is on view at 534 West 25th Street through March 29, 2014. Read more about the Polaroid Museum from Las Vegas Weekly here.
Snap and share: A visitor snaps a photo at our newest exhibition, Chuck Close: Nudes 1967 - 2014. Please stop by our 534 West 25th Street gallery to see Close’s photographs and share your own images with us on Instagram (@pacegallery).
Photo Courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency, New York.
Congratulations to 12 Years A Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, for winning the this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture. Brad Pitt, acting in the film alongside Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, was recently featured in Chuck Close's Hollywood photo-shoot for Vanity Fair.
To see more of Close's work, check out Chuck Close: Nudes 1967 - 2014, on view at our 534 West 25th Street location through March 29.
Now on view: Pace Gallery is pleased to present Chuck Close: Nudes 1967 - 2014, a survey of Chuck Close's Polaroid and daguerreotype nudes. These works, displayed at our 534 West 25th Street location in Chelsea, will be on view through March 29th.
Photo courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency, New York.
Throwback Thursday: Chuck Close took this portrait of Kiki Smith in 2006. Both artists have exhibits opening to the public tomorrow, February 28th at our 25th Street locations. We hope you get a chance to visit Kiki Smith: Wonder and Chuck Close: Nudes.
© Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery
Be My Valentine: Artspace Magazine has published a list of the top power couples in the art world. Among the lovebirds on the list are Pace artists: Fred Wilson and Whitfield Lovell; James Siena and Katia Santibañez; Ilya and Emilia Kabakov; Chuck Close and Sienna Shields; Maya Lin and Daniel Wolf; and Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack-Mangold, who are pictured with their son, James, above.
Photo by John Sherman, courtesy of Robert Mangold; originally published in BOMB in 2001. To read the full article, “The Art Lovers: Power Couples of the Art World,” visit Artspace.
Museum Monday: ”Chuck Close: Works on Paper,” an exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, showcases Close works from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Don’t miss out—the show is on view through this Sunday, February 16.
Photograph by Austian Kennedy, courtesy Pace Prints.
Coming soon: ”C. to C. (Close to Chuck),” choreographed by Jorma Elo, will be performed at Boston Ballet this month. With artwork by Chuck Close and music by Phillip Glass, this performance brings together dance, contemporary classical music, and Close’s iconic portraiture.
"Close to Chuck" runs from February 20 through March 2, 2014. To find out more or purchase tickets, visit BostonBallet.org.
It’s that time of year - Pace Gallery’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back! We have some great suggestions for all the art-enthusiasts on your list, so let’s get started with…
Pace Gallery’s Holiday Gifts for KIDS:
From top: Yoshitomo Nara Pull Toy ($100, ICA Boston); Chuck Close Block Puzzle ($17.95, Whitney Museum); The Calder Family and Other Critters by Sandra Calder Davidson, the daughter of Alexander Calder ($35, LACMA); What Is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Kids (with a Claes Oldenburg sculpture on the cover) ($19.95, Walker Art Center).
Tonight: ARTWALK NY live and silent auctions benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless will be held at 82 Mercer Street. Auctions include works by Chuck Close and Tara Donovan.
Museum Mondays: Opening this Saturday, August 10th, Guild Hall in East Hampton will present an exhibition of recent paintings, prints and tapestries by Chuck Close. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Guild Hall in over two decades, and will be on view through October 14th, 2013.
Photo: Courtesy Magnolia Editions and Pace Gallery
SP Arte opens TODAY at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo. Here’s a look inside our booth (G2) which includes a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close, photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto, painting by Yoshitomo Nara, and many more.
Tomorrow, December 22nd, is the last day to visit our Michal Rovner, Chuck Close, Lee Friendlander, and Kienholz exhibitions.
Chuck Close mentors children as part of the program Turnaround Arts, and this past Monday he brought them to his show at Pace Gallery’s 534 W. 25th Street location for a day of art and conversation.
Photo Credit: Kirsten Luce for The New York Times