As the birds fly south for the winter, some of the art world will undertake a similar migration: Pace Gallery, Acquavella Galleries and Sotheby’s are opening seasonal gallery spaces in Palm Beach, Fla., a hub for wealthy vacationers.
They’ll all open in the Royal Poinciana Plaza, a shopping destination there, in early November and stay until spring. Planned exhibitions feature big names: The first at Pace will be of James Turrell’s work; Acquavella will open with the show “Masterworks: From Cézanne to Thiebaud”; and the first presentation at Sotheby’s will include paintings by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as Rolex timepieces and midcentury furniture. This all comes on the heels of summer when Pace, Sotheby’s and other art world institutions opened seasonal spaces in the Hamptons — following collectors who had fled New York because of the pandemic.
“The success of our East Hampton space met and exceeded