Randy Kennedy’s version of the New York Times’s Inside Art column includes this tantalizing item about Pace Gallery’s plans to build a new flagship location in Chelsea in conjunction with its landlord. But unlike other galleries, Pace plans to put forward more than just more—30,000 sq. ft. more—exhibition space.
“We don’t know exactly what it’s going to be, but it’s not going to be the same ritual of show after show and fighting other galleries for the hot artists,” Mr. Glimcher said. “We have a chance here to redefine what it is to be a gallery and to be Pace.”
The new space will give Pace room
for staff now working at offices on East 57th Street and for visible storage of art in transit through the gallery, an idea that has been growing in the museum world but that will be a novelty in a commercial gallery. The space will let Pace put its 10,000-volume art-scholars’ library front and center and also house the operations of Pace Editions and Pace/MacGill.