The Park Place Group consisted of five sculptors (Mark di Suvero, Peter Forakis, Robert Grosvenor, Anthony Magar, and Forrest “Frosty” Myers) and five painters (Dean Fleming, Tamara Melcher, David Novros, Edwin Ruda, and Leo Valledor.) The exhibition is an assemblage of these artists’ major works, which have not been seen together since that era. This exhibition is particularly relevant for Lannan Foundation because J. Patrick Lannan, Sr. was close to the group, collected the work of these artists, and hosted them in his home in Palm Beach. Many of the works featured in this exhibition were gifted to the Blanton from the Lannan Collection.
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin received a grant in support of the exhibition Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York, on view from September 28, 2008 to January 18, 2009.