Picture This: Ryman and Penn Sets It at PACE

Robert Ryman opening at PACE Gallery on West 25th
Robert Ryman opening at PACE Gallery on West 25th
The work of Irving Penn at PACE Gallery on West 25th
The work of Irving Penn at PACE Gallery on West 25th
Graceful lines on the photo and on the backs of the fashionable art crowd at PACE
Graceful lines on the photo and on the backs of the fashionable art crowd at PACE

Two for the visit of one. AF walked into the massive interior of PACE Gallery on Chelsea’s West 25th Street to get a double treat. 508 had Recent Paintings by iconic minimalist Robert Ryman while 510 featured the work of legendary photographer Irving Penn – On Assignment.  For a gallery housed in the same roof with dual shows, it is amusing that the mood was different with each gallery space. Ryman instilled a placid and more reverent demeanor. Penn got an excited rush of fans ogling at the fashion images from vintage Vogue magazines and the haute couture of it all. But the grace of two in one came in handy later on as the sudden thunderstorm and rain deluge provided a safe haven for the water soaked masses. Austere or fabulous – it is all good in the art neighborhood!

 

PACE Gallery on West 25th Street:

 

Robert Ryman: Recent Paintings / On View: Sept. 12 – Oct. 26, 2013

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat (10 am to 6 pm)

508 West 25th Street. NYC, NY 10001

 

Irving Penn: On Assignment / On View: Sept. 13 – Oct. 26, 2013

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat (10 am to 6 pm)

510 West 25th Street. NYC, NBY 10001

 

text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

photography by: Max Noy Photo

Just another night outside PACE Gallery on West 25th
Just another night outside PACE Gallery on West 25th
Thrusday night at PACE Gallery on West 25th
Thrusday night at PACE Gallery on West 25th
Contemplating the work of Robert Ryman at PACE Gallery on West 25th
Contemplating the work of Robert Ryman at PACE Gallery on West 25th
An Irving Penn photo for your EYES only
An Irving Penn photo for your EYES only
All fans of Fashion Photography went to see Irving Penn's exhibition at PACE
All fans of Fashion Photography went to see Irving Penn’s exhibition at PACE
Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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