|Peter Freeman, Inc.
140 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
+1 212 966 5154
12 September - 28 October 2017
Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an ambitious group exhibition dedicated to gallerist Richard Bellamy (1927-1998) and the circle of artists whose careers he launched and fostered.
Curated by Judith Stein, author of the recently-published Bellamy biography, Eye of the Sixties, this will be the first exhibition to explore the essential but little-known efforts of this visionary whose personal choices profoundly shaped the history of contemporary art. On view will be work from the 1950s through the 1990s by more than thirty artists, among them Jo Baer, Dan Flavin, Jean Follett, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Mark di Suvero, and Tom Wesselmann. We expect this focus on Bellamy and his artists will bring important new insights into a history of taste that is still quite relevant.
Dick's pioneering role in the developments of Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual art, and Op art started with Green Gallery, which he directed from 1960-65, and where he gave Oldenburg, Rosenquist and Wesselmann their uptown solo debuts, along with Lucas Samaras, George Segal, and di Suvero. At Green, Dick was the first to show the minimalist sculpture of Flavin, Judd, and Morris, as well as Larry Poons's Op art paintings. In his later galleries, especially Oil & Steel, and in his behind-the-scenes advocacy, Bellamy championed Neil Jenney, Alfred Leslie, Walter De Maria, and Bruce Nauman (also all included in this exhibition).
Many rarely-seen and never-before-exhibited works will be on view in Deadeye Dick, including Alex Katz's portrait of Bellamy, on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art; Heizer's portraits of Bellamy's backers, famed collectors Robert and Ethel Scull, and a remarkable group of drawings by Lee Lozano, as well as several of her letters to Dick, one of which constituted her conceptual and official withdrawal from the art world.
A reception will be held Tuesday, 12 September from 6 to 8 pm.
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|Date:||Tuesday, September 12, 2017|