Bykert Gallery
type Dealer/Gallery
dates 1966-1975
city New York City
stateNY
sex n/a
history The Bykert Gallery was a contemporary a New York City art gallery active between 1966 and 1975. The gallery was established by Klaus Kertess and Jeff Byers who had been college classmates (1958, Yale College).

First located at 15 West 57th Street in Manhattan, former Green Gallery which closed in 1965, it moved to East 81st Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues).

The Bykert Gallery represented artists, such as, Brice Marden, Chuck Close, Ralph Humphrey, David Novros and Dorothea Rockburne. It held both solo and group show exhibiting work by, among others, Bill Bollinger, Robert Duran, Richard Van Buren, Alan Saret, Michael Goldberg, Ronnie Landfield, Gary Stephan, Deborah Remington, Bob Neuwirth, Paul Mogensen, Judy Rifka, Barry Le Va, Thornton Willis, and Joe Zucker.

At different times, both artist Lynda Benglis (1960s) and the art dealer Mary Boone (1970s) worked at Bykert as a secretary before launching each of their successful careers.


decades1960-1970
1970-1980
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:47
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with Chuck Close, 1987 May 14-Sept. 30. see details...
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
200 Eastern Parkway
Institutional file. (Bykert Gallery) see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Subject file : BYKERT GALLERY (NEW YORK, N.Y.): miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Correspondence to Edward F. Fry, 1971. see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Allan Kaprow papers, ca. 1940-1997 see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Jean Brown papers, 1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985) see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Giuseppe Panza papers, 1956-1990. see details...

see alsoByers, J. Frederick
Kertess, Klaus