Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July
Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999
Rose, Barbara, 1938-
Leo Castelli Gallery
Club (New York, N.Y.)
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Transcript: 10 pages
Originally recorded as 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 34 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer in New York, New York.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001