Judith Stein will discuss her book Eye of The Sixties. Journey back to the early sixties, to the beginning of the market for contemporary art, when the art dealer Dick Bellamy made history but chose not to make money. Bellamy launched the careers of Pop, Op and conceptual artists, mavericks and minimalists, artists such as Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Mark di Suvero and Lucas Samaras. The story of Dick Bellamy, a beatnik with a legendary eye, unfolds as postmodernism elbowed the past aside.
Based on decades of research and on hundreds of interviews with Bellamy’s artists, friends, colleagues, and lovers, Judith Stein’s Eye of the Sixties recovers the lost history of the elusive art dealer.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street
Paddington NSW 2021
More information available at: http://sherman-scaf.org.au/idea/cultureideas-eye-sixties/