From Gene Youngblood's Expanded Cinema: San Francisco art dealer James Newman [transformed] his Dilexi Gallery into the Dilexi Foundation in December, 1968, with the purpose of "allowing more freedom for the artist, reaching a general audience and making art an organic part of day-to-day life." Newman was among the few gallery owners to recognize television's potential as the most influential gallery in the history of art. He engaged in a joint project with KQED-TV to establish a regular series of programs in the form of an "open gallery," not to sell objects but to move information--the experiential information of aesthetic design and concept. Newman commissioned works by 12 artists including Kenneth Dewey, who died in a plane crash in 1972. In a tribute to his close friend, Nam June Paik mentions that Night-eye, Fire, Dewey's major video work, was chosen by WNET as "one of the best video-art works so far."