Join Raymond Foye, noted New York-based author, editor, small press publisher and curator, for a free-ranging and engaging conversation with artist Steve DiBenedetto about contemporary painting and the complex and thought provoking issues raised in the artist’s current Aldrich exhibition.
About Raymond Foye
Raymond Foye is a publisher, editor, writer and curator who has lived in New York’s Chelsea Hotel since 1979. He studied film with Stan Brakhage at the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an editor at City Lights Books (The Unknown Poe, 1980) and New Directions (Bob Kaufman: The Ancient Rain, 1981). He worked for Petersburg Press in London from 1980-1985 on numerous publications with David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Howard Hodgkin. He co-founded Hanuman Books with Francesco Clemente in India in 1986, and together they published fifty books over ten years, including original titles by William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter, Cookie Mueller, Bob Flanagan, Robert Frank, Candy Darling, and others. From 1990-1995 he was Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Gagosian Gallery, New York. Since 1995 he has independently organized dozens of art exhibitions worldwide, including the first gallery exhibitions of Allen Ginsberg’s photographs, and the art works of Harry Smith. He serves as literary executor for John Wieners, James Schuyler, and Rene Ricard.