From Studio to Museum: Life Stories of Famous Artworks of the Sixties

July 27, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Art and money. Value and worth. How does art get from studio to museum? Journey back to the sixties to the beginning of the market for contemporary art, when the art dealer and tastemaker Dick Bellamy (1927-1998), a beatnik with a legendary eye, made history but chose not to make money.

At his fabled Green Gallery on 57th Street, Bellamy launched the careers of Pop, Op, and conceptual artists, as well as mavericks and minimalists. In this lively illustrated talk by curator Judith E. Stein, author of Eye of the Sixties (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), follow masterworks by Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, among others, from unheated studios to stylish galleries, from cutting-edge collections to the world’s great museums, tales that unfold as postmodernism elbowed the past aside.

ADMISSION:
$5 for adults
Free for BMAC members, students, and youth 18 and under