Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art
Wednesday May 03 06:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Speaker: Judith Stein, author
Judith Stein, author of the evocative biography Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus & Girous) takes you back to the early sixties, to the beginning of the market for contemporary art in New York, when the art dealer and tastemaker Richard Hu Bellamy (1927-98) made history but chose not to make money. At the fabled Green Gallery on 57th Street, Bellamy launched the careers of today’s iconic Pop, Op and conceptual artists, mavericks and minimalists including Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Donald Judd, and Dan Flavin. In her talk, Stein brings alive a posterity-averse beatnik with a legendary eye, a tale that unfolds as postmodernism elbowed the past aside.