Leading Art Dealer Robert Miller, Founder of Robert Miller Gallery, Dies at 72

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NEW YORK, NY.- Robert Miller Gallery regretfully announces the death on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, of its founder Robert Miller (1939-2011). Miller, one of the world’s leading art dealers of the 1980s and 90s, died in Miami, FL. He was 72. In his time a powerful force in the art world, Miller encouraged the reappraisal of underrepresented voices in contemporary art and provided a platform for a critical re-thinking of the 20th century canon. He was a pioneering representative of women and gay artists in particular and established an international reputation by working directly with some of the most important and influential artists of our time such as Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, David Hockney, Leon Kossoff, Lee Krasner, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and with the estates of Diane Arbus, Eva Hesse and Jean-Michel Basquiat. In the early 1960s shortly a