Pace Gallery is pleased to announce that Adam Sheffer will join the gallery as Vice President beginning in August 2018. Based in New York, Sheffer will work closely with Pace’s President and CEO Marc Glimcher, as well as the gallery’s leadership around the world, to support primary and secondary market activity for artists and estates across the gallery’s international program. Sheffer brings nearly 30 years of experience to his new role at Pace, having most recently served as Partner and Sales Director at Cheim & Read since 2003. A widely-respected leader in the art world, Sheffer was elected in 2015 to serve as President of the Art Dealers Association of America, the gallery industry’s premiere trade organization and authority on the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practices within the art dealing profession.
“Pace stands alone in our field for the sophistication and rigor of its program, its unparalleled dedication to artists, and its lasting impact on the appreciation of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art,” said Sheffer. “Arne built the gallery based on deep personal relationships with artists, great confidence from collectors, and a relentless love of art; it’s been wonderful to witness Marc strengthen those values throughout all aspects of the organization. He has a remarkable vision for the future of Pace but also for the future of our broad cultural community. I am honored to join him at the gallery to advance its mission and support the great artists of our time.”
“He’s a guy who would walk through fire for his artists — definitely walk in front of a truck for them. There are brilliant people who are kind of disconnected and then there are ambitious people who have no sense of history — finding someone with both is like needle in a haystack.”—Marc Glimcher, President & CEO, Pace Gallery
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