Arne Glimcher, the art world’s original pacemaker, starts again at 84

Mid 2021 will Arne Glimcher, the 84-year-old founder of Pace Gallery, the oldest of the global mega-galleries, stood in front of an abandoned storefront on Broadway below Canal Street. It was a block from the famous semi-legal street markets selling counterfeit Gucci bags, a stretch of Broadway where the last edges of Chinatown merge into … Read more

Artist Matthew Day Jackson leaves his old gallery, Hauser and Wirth, to join the mega-rival pace

Artist Matthew Day Jackson, who has worked with Hauser and Wirth for over a decade, has moved to Pace Gallery. The artist — a “modern American frontiersman,” according to his Hauser and Wirth bio, who stayed on the gallery’s website before being scrubbed shortly after the Pace announcement — will have his first New York … Read more

Here’s the list of the 100-plus galleries, many with Asian outposts, participating in the first-ever frieze Seoul in September

More than 100 galleries will participate in the inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul, with nearly half of the exhibitors in the Asia-Pacific region and a section dedicated to Asian galleries who are 12 years old or younger. Scheduled to walk in the COEX Exhibition Center from September 2-5, with the first day as a VIP … Read more

Abstract pioneer Sam Gilliam through 5 groundbreaking works

art Ayanna Dozier Portrait of Sam Gilliam. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen Studio. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery. Sam Gilliam’s journey into abstract art began, oddly enough, in the mud. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1933, Gilliam caught the eye of his neighbor, who told his parents to “get that kid some paper.” … Read more

TeamLab: Tokyo art collective pioneers an immersive art boom

Over the past decade, Tokyo-based techno-creative collective TeamLab has proven the audience-friendly (if not always critical) potential of the ‘immersive’, interactive art installation (is it strictly art?). Founded by Toshiyuki Inoko in 2001, the collective gained an international reputation when Takashi Murakami showed his work in his gallery in Taipei in 2011. Since then, TeamLab … Read more