Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy

Free Public Lecture

Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy

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During the early 1960s in New York, the Chinese-American art dealer Richard Bellamy (d. 1998) ran the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty- Seventh Street where he launched the careers of many of today’s iconic Pop, minimalist and maverick artists. In an illustrated talk based on her engrossing biography, Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016), Judith E. Stein brings alive this beatnik with a legendary eye who was the first to show Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, Mark di Suvero and George Segal, as well as Yayoi Kusama’s sculpture and Warhol’s printed money. He even brokered Yoko Ono’s first sale. “There was nobody like Bellamy. I certainly consider myself his pupil,” art dealer Leo Castelli later reflected.

Dr Judith E. Stein is a writer and curator specialising in post-war American art. Her biography, Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) earned the Athenaeum Literary Award.

This event has been organised by the Australian Institute of Art History.

Image: Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016

Presenter

  • Dr Judith E. Stein
    Dr Judith E. Stein, Writer and curator