Don Marron: Chronicle of Collecting
This momentous volume explores and celebrates the renowned art collection of financier, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Donald Marron (1934–2019). Over the course of six decades, Marron amassed one of the most expansive art collections of our time, a selection of which was jointly sold in 2020 by three leading galleries—Acquavella, Gagosian, and Pace—in an unprecedented art world collaboration. The book pays homage to Marron as a visionary and avid collector of twentieth- and twenty-first-century masterpieces.
An introduction by Arne Glimcher, founder and chairman of Pace Gallery, describes his admiration for Marron’s depth of knowledge about art and collecting as well as their decades-long friendship. Remembrances from Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Larry Gagosian, founder of Gagosian; and Bill Acquavella, president of Acquavella Galleries, illustrate Don’s character, his passion for art, and his method of collecting. Don’s son, William Marron, tells the touching story of what it was like to grow up surrounded by this remarkable collection. Accompanying the texts are images from the MoMA archives, personal photographs, and images of works in situ at the Marron family home.