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.
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: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.
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.
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: 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!
#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.
#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.