The Life and Influence of Leo Castelli

Friday, August 13, 2010

Annie Cohen-Solal recounts the incredibly influential and astonishing life of Leo Castelli, who reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. He was the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, and emerged as a tastemaker, becoming a champion of 20th-century masters like Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Twombly. In Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli she gives an account of his life, his gallery, and the ways he changed the art world.


Annie Cohen-Solal

Comments [3]


oops - people who came after Leo Castelli - and the work they pushed - leave so much to be desired - IMHO. Glad the book is coming out, can't wait to read it. I loved what LC did for our culture.

Aug. 13 2010 01:00 PM

And the people who came Leo Castelli - and plenty of the work - leave so much to be desired in his wake, IMHO

Aug. 13 2010 12:50 PM

He was a champion not just of visual art, but also music. Lots of minimalists performed in his gallery, and he helped fund (and run?) Philip Glass' late-1960s & 1970s record label, Chatham Square.

Aug. 13 2010 12:04 PM

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