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Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July

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Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-
Subject:
Drouin, René
Guggenheim, Peggy
Janis, Sidney
Levy, Julien
Club (New York, N.Y.)
Leo Castelli Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 10 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded as 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 34 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Leo Castelli conducted 1969 July, by Barbara Rose, for the Archives of American Art. Castelli speaks of his first gallery with Rene Drouin, 1939; the Surrealists; the post-World War II art scene in New York City; the influence of Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock; The Club; the Ninth Street Show, 1951; Clement Greenberg and French and Co.; and art movements. He recalls Peggy Guggenheim, Sidney Janis, and Julien Levy.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212113
AAA_collcode_castel69july
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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