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Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Ludwig, Peter  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Schapira, Ileana  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Tremaine, Burton  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
List, Vera G.  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Drouin, René  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 194 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded as 8 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 14 hr., 12 min.
Interview of Leo Castelli conducted 1969 May 14-1973 June 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.<br /> Castelli speaks of his background; fleeing Europe, 1940-1941; his U.S. Army service; The Club; establishing his New York galleries; his first wife, Ileana Sonnabend, and her success as an art dealer; galleries in the 1940s and 1950s; his staff; prints; commissioned works; exhibitions and sales of works by Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, and others; collectors including Philip Cortelyou Johnson, Vera G. List, Peter Ludwig, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scull, and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine. Castelli recalls Alfred H. Barr, Richard Bellamy, John Cage, René Drouin, Ivan C. Karp, and Alan Robert Solomon.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 May 14-1973 June 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Biography Note:
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer from New York, New York.
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art 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.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art dealers  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
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Archives of American Art