Journey back to the early sixties, to the beginning of the market for contemporary art in New York, when the art dealer and tastemaker Richard Bellamy (1927-98) made history but chose not to make money.

At the fabled Green Gallery on Fifty-Seventh Street, Bellamy launched the careers of today’s iconic Pop, Op and conceptual artists, mavericks and minimalists, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin, Mark di Suvero and George Segal. Join Judith Stein as she brings alive a posterity-averse beatnik with a legendary eye, a tale that unfolds as postmodernism elbowed the past aside. Join her for this illustrated talk and reading.

Brief Bio

Judith E. Stein is a writer and independent curator. Her biography-in-progress of the art dealer Richard Hu Bellamy earned a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant (2008). Among her honors is a Pew Foundation Fellowship in the Arts in literary non-fiction (1994); an Award for Best Catalogue, International Art Critics Association, American Section, for I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, (1995); and a writing residency at the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, (1999). For the last thirty years, her features and reviews have appeared in Art in America and Art News, as well as in The New York Times Book Review, Ms. and Metropolitan Home. She is a former arts reviewer for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition. A graduate of Barnard College, she earned a doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art

    Date: Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 12 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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