The Green Gallery
1960 Richard Bellamy, the former co-director of the artist cooperative Hansa Gallery, was approached by mega-collector Robert Scull who was looking to quietly fund a gallery of his own. With Scull as a silent partner and financial backer, the duo founded the Green Gallery, named to suggest newness, possibility and money. The gallery space on 15 West 57th Street in Manhattan was situated amongst a small number of uptown galleries that were focused on new American art including Leo Castelli and Sidney Janis Gallery. Beginning with their first exhibition, Bellamy sought to give visibility to up and coming artists by hosting their first solo exhibitions or their first uptown shows. The gallery became known for their diverse offerings in the wake of Abstract Expressionism, championing new styles such as Pop Art, Minimalism and Color Field Painting. During its brief run, the Green Gallery showcased the work of countless notable artists including Kenneth Noland, Georg Segal, Donald Judd, Tom Wesselmann and Lucas Samaras.