1966 in art
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- The Hairy Who, a group of surrealist iconoclasts later called the Chicago Imagists, first exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. They will be the most important art movement to come out of Chicago in the 1960s.
- Retrospective exhibition of Marcel Duchamp organized by Richard Hamilton at the Tate Gallery, London, the only comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work in the United Kingdom as of 2006.
- The second New York City Armory Show 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering sponsored by E.A.T. – Experiments in Art and Technology.
- New Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue in New York City, designed by Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith, is opened.
- Artist Placement Group set up in the United Kingdom.
- November 3/4 – 1966 flood of the Arno in Florence causes severe damage to artworks.
- December 30/31 – Eight paintings are stolen from Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, but are recovered locally within a week.
See also: Category:1966 sculptures
- Carl Andre – Equivalent VIII ("The Bricks"; minimalist sculpture)
- Pauline Boty – BUM
- Lou Dorfsman – Gastrotypographicalassemblage (wood typography for CBS Building, New York)
- Marcel Duchamp – Étant donnés (tableau)
- Sorel Etrog – Embrace
- Barbara Hepworth – Elegy III (bronze)
- David Hockney
- Roy Lichtenstein – Yellow and Green Brushstrokes
- William Underhill – Ursa Major (sculpture)
- Andy Warhol – Since (film)
- 12 January – Rob Zombie, born Robert Cummings, American artist and musician
- 31 January – Christian Cardell Corbet, Canadian portrait sculptor, painter and art historian
- 20 April – Bio, born Wilfredo Feliciano, American graffiti artist
- 4 October – Angus Fairhurst, Young British Artist, installation, photography and video artist (d.2008)
- 12 December – Lydia Zimmermann, Spanish filmmaker and video artist
Full date unknown
- Jodi Bieber, South African photographer
- Jeremy Deller, English conceptual, video and installation artist, Turner Prize winner
- January 6 – Jean Lurçat, French painter and designer (b. 1892)
- January 11 – Alberto Giacometti, Swiss surrealist sculptor and painter (b. 1901)
- February 17 – Hans Hofmann, German American abstract expressionist painter and teacher (b. 1880)
- March 4 – Stanley Anderson, English engraver (b. 1884)
- March 30 – Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
- April 3 – Battista Farina, Italian car designer (b. 1893)
- April 13 – Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (b. 1881)
- May 30 – Wäinö Aaltonen, Finnish sculptor (b. 1894)
- June 7 – Jean Arp, German-French-Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1886)
- July 1 – Pauline Boty, English pop art painter (b. 1938)
- July 10 – Malvina Hoffman, American sculptor (b. 1885?)
- July 29 – Edward Gordon Craig, English theatrical designer (b. 1872)
- August 16 – Gavriil Gorelov, Russian painter (b. 1880)
- December 20 – Matvey Manizer, Russian sculptor (b. 1891)
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