Posts tagged throwback thursday.

Throwback Thursday: “It is said that stone is the affection of old men. That may be so. It is the most challenging to work. A dialogue ensues – of chance no chance, mistakes no mistakes. No erasing or reproduction is possible, at least in the way I work, leaving nature’s mark. It is unique and final.” – Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi’s solo exhibition, Beginnings and Ends, was on view at Pace Gallery twenty years ago, in 1994. The exhibition included two stone sculptures and a marble sculpture. The artist’s works can still be appreciated today at the internationally renowned Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, which he founded and designed before his death in 1988.

Throwback Thursday: Installation view of Mirrored Room by Lucas Samaras for his first-ever solo exhibition at Pace, Selected Works 1960 - 1966, which took place October 8 - November 5, 1966. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery acquired Mirrored Room during the same year. 

It was one of the earliest installation artworks designed for viewers to enter, rather than simply look at. Almost fifty years later, the museum is celebrating the artwork with the exhibition Lucas Samaras: Reflections, on view in Buffalo, New York, from June 21 through November 16. Join the celebration by attending Mirror | Mirror, the museum’s summer party on Friday, June 20, 7-11 PM. 

Throwback Thursday: Claes Oldenburg carries Giant Toothpaste Tube (1964) through the streets of London, 1966. Photo by Hans Hammarskiöld via Third Rail Quarterly. Oldenburg’s works will be featured at Pace’s Art Basel booth (B20), which will be on display in Basel, Switzerland, June 19 - 22.

Throwback Thursday: Below is Jim Dine's poetry written in 1968 in London. Text via Artifex Press. Image: Four Jobs Six Years After the First, 1969 © 2013 Jim Dine/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

See the online catalogue raisonné for Jim Dine by registering online with Artifex Press, a publishing and technology company for the art world.

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"Jobs, 6 Years After the 1st"

20 feet of wood lies on a sawhorse

14 feet of wood is now on the sawhorse

while the other six feet

is on the floor in various sizes

like two feet or one foot, etc.

an 8 foot square section of floor is covered with the linoleum paste

one foot tiles are fastened to it but not the whole 8 feet

I like the way the trowel moves the paste

like molasses on marble

50 feet of one quarter inch black wire with two light bulbs

is attached to the top of the wall and hangs down and makes

a pile on the floor

plug it in

a twelve foot by five foot wall board is painted with flat

peach paint all over with a roller

fittings on galvanized pope are put together making nothing real

but a selection of pipe fittings put together

Throwback Thursday: Joel Shapiro with a model of his proposed sculpture, 1987 / Photo by Diedra Laird. Stop by Joel Shapiro: Works on Paper 2011 - 2013, on view at 508 West 25th Street through June 28, to see the artist’s recent gouache-and-charcoal works. 

Throwback Thursday: Alexander Calder, inspired by the French auctioneer and racing driver, Hervé Poulain, designed the first BMW Art Car in 1975. Painted in primary colors, the BMW 3.0 CSL was one of Calder’s last works of art, as he died the same year it was unveiled. 

Read more from Artinfo here.

Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention is on view at Pace Menlo Park, 300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, through May 10, 2014. 

Throwback Thursday: Mark Rothko in his East Hampton studio, 1964, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©Hans Namuth Ltd. Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 will be on view at 32 East 57th Street, New York, from May 2 through June 20, 2014.  

Throwback Thursday: Presented to the public in 1966, Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors was a minimalist group exhibition at the Jewish Museum that included works by Sol LeWitt, among others. 

Revisiting this seminal New York exhibition, Other Primary Structures, explores the international manifestations of reduced and abstract geometric sculpture in the 1960s. “Other Primary Structures,” which features works by Lee Ufan, is on view at the Jewish Museum through August 3, 2014. 

Original cover designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen. 

Throwback Thursday: Isamu Noguchi poses in his studio in 1966. Pace Gallery is proud to honor Asia Week 2014, New York’s celebration of Asian art, which begins tomorrow, March 14. See work by Noguchi, Lee Ufan, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and others at Mingei: Are You Here? on view at 508 West 25th Street through April 5, 2014.

Photo by Kaz Inouye, courtesy of The Noguchi Museum via Artsy.

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

Throwback Thursday: Portrait of Richard Tuttle (b. 1941) and Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Pace artists and longtime friends. See Tuttle’s most recent works at our current 57th Street exhibition,”Looking for the Map,” on view through March 15th. 

Throwback Thursday: Keith Sonnier speaks about his work in “When attitudes become form,” a 1969 group exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. The video, produced in English with French dubbing, can be found in the archives of Radio télévision suisse (RTS), a Swiss public broadcasting organization.

Keith Sonnier: Elysian Plain + Early Works" is on view now through February 22 at our 510 West 25th Street location.

Throwback Thursday:  This photograph was taken in 1961 at Claes Oldenburg's The Store, which featured brightly painted sculptures and sculptural reliefs shaped to evoke commercial products and comestibles.  This weekend is your last chance to see these works at MoMA’s current exhibit Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store. Don’t miss it!

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#ThrowbackThursday: Pace has worked with the Rothko family since 1978 and has presented ten exhibitions devoted to the history of the artist’s work.  We hope you get a chance to visit Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes on view at Pace London until this Saturday, November 17th.


Mark Rothko

#Throwback Thursday: By the time this photograph was taken, Robert Irwin had began to leave the studio as a painter in order to expand the role of art from an object into something that could be experienced as perception, shadow and light.  We hope you can visit his current exhibit, Dotting the i’s & Crossing the t’s, before it closes this Saturday.


Robert Irwin, ca. 1967. Photo by Frank J. Thomas