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Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace to Handle Sale of Donald B. Marron Family Collection

Don was a true visionary and one of the most forward-thinking collectors of his time.
—Larry Gagosian

Gagosian is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Acquavella Galleries and Pace Gallery to handle the sale of the Donald B. Marron Family Collection. The collaboration will pay homage to Don Marron’s (1934–2019) legacy as one of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ most passionate and erudite collectors, a pioneer of corporate collections, a family man, and a dedicated philanthropist.

In May 2020, the three galleries will organize a joint exhibition in New York to showcase the breadth of the Marron Family Collection. Marron enjoyed long personal relationships with Bill Acquavella, Larry Gagosian, and Arne Glimcher, who each contributed to shaping this significant collection over the course of several decades. The collaboration between the three galleries is the first of its kind, and signals a new way for families to handle the sales of their collections.

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*We have taken the decision to postpone the Marron Collection exhibition which was scheduled to open at Pace and Gagosian this spring. Given the current climate of uncertainty, it seems that it will no longer be possible to secure the loans from international private lenders and institutions that would be required to present the true scope and influence of Don Marron’s collection. Our priority is on creating an exhibition that will honor Don to the fullest, and that will celebrate his legacy for local and global audiences. (Updated: March 11, 2020)

Mark Rothko, Number 22 (reds), 1957 © 2020 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Mark Rothko, Number 22 (reds), 1957 © 2020 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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