The Easel

Serious Eye: Two New Books About Richard Bellamy

One measure of an art dealer’s prowess is the “talent for selecting the unlikely but strangely right work”. By this measure Dick Bellamy was, in 1960’s New York, a dealer without peer. His legendary Green Gallery helped launch many famous careers but ultimately folded due to Bellamy’s lack of interest in commercial matters. The gallery was, according to a fellow dealer “the great proving ground of the sixties.”