Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MidMarch Arts Releases Erik La Prade's BREAKING THROUGH

Richard Bellamy and The Green Gallery, 1960-196523
Interviews by Erik La Prade
ISBN 9781877675782
Soft Cover - Perfect Bound - 215pp.
MidMarch Arts Press
Release Date: March 2010

Engrossing history of Richard (Dick) Bellamy's Green Gallery conducted through interviews by Erik La Prade with: Alfred Leslie, Mark di Suvero, Philip Wofford, Mimi Gross, Claes Oldenburg, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Rakuko Naito, Pat Passlof, Richard Smith, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Lucas Samaras, Wolf Kahn, Emily Mason, Hanford Yang, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Charlotte Bellamy, Jeannie Blake, Sam Green, Virginia Dwan, Paula Cooper, Robert Morris, Richard Bellamy. Includes introductory essay, limited illustrations, and chronology of exhibitions at the Green Gallery.

Now available at Ursus Books on Madison Avenue, Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookseller in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, and St. Marks Bookstore in the East Village, or online from Specific Object (http://www.specificobject.com/objects/info.cfm?inventory_id=14676).

Erik La Prade has a B.A and an M.A. from City College. His first book, Things Maps Don't Show, was published in 1995, and his second, Figure Studies, was published in 1999. His chapbook SWATCHES was released in 2008 from Poets Wear Prada. Some of his poems have appeared in Fish Drum, Night Magazine, The Hat, The Reading Room, The New York Times, and Artist and Influence. He also has articles and interviews in The Brooklyn Rail, Captured: A History of Film and Video On The Lower East Side, and The Outlaw Bible of American Essays.

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