Saturday, October 2, 2010

Do Lunch With Molly!

The new Molly Barnes Gallery, 8591 Sunset Boulevard

On the heels of the successful opening of her new Gallery on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, Molly Barnes launches a new season at the Roger Smith this week, with two “Brown Bag Lunch” talks on Thursday and Friday, October 7th & 8th...

Glenn O’Brien, former editor of Art in America & Interview, currently writing for Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, will be Molly’s guest Thursday for conversation about the Art World today. Sample his styling about style for GQ - this will be a lively and enlightening discussion!

From 1960 - 1965, the Green Gallery brought the artists of the post- AbEx downtown scene up to West 57th Street, launching the careers of Robert Mangold, Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg and Lucas Samaras. Molly’s guest Erik La Prade authored “Breaking Through,” (Midmarch Arts Press, 2009) which presents the story via 23 interviews about the force behind the gallery, its director Richard Bellamy.

As always, the presentations begin at 12:00 sharp. Arrive a bit early - there are complimentary brown bags for all - to enjoy a house-made sandwich, dessert and beverages.

The Roger Smith Hotel is located at 501 Lexington Avenue (47th-48th) in Manhattan. While there, don't forget the check out October's new exhibitions in the Lobby & the Lab.

Stuck at your computer? Catch the conversation live at - and read more about Molly & the Hotel on the Huffington Post!