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Oral history interview with Leo Castelli

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Drouin, René  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
List, Vera  Search this
Ludwig, Peter, 1925-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Tremaine, Burton  Search this
Extent:
194 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1969 May 14-1973 June 8
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Leo Castelli conducted 1969 May 14-1973 June 8, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 8 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 14 hr., 12 min.
Provenance:
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.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.castel69may
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-castel69may

Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-2020  Search this
Subject:
Drouin, René  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212113
AAA_collcode_castel69july
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212113

Oral history interview with Leo Castelli

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Names:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Drouin, René  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1969 July
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was an art dealer in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 34 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.castel69july
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-castel69july

Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 May 14-1973 June 8

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Drouin, René  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
List, Vera  Search this
Ludwig, Peter  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Solomon, Alan R.  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Tremaine, Burton  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12370
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212111
AAA_collcode_castel69may
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212111
Online Media:

Drouin, René

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1968
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Leo Castelli Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref8466

Drouin, René - Duchamp, Marcel

Collection Creator:
Catherine Viviano Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1947-1960
Scope and Contents note:
Drouin, René

Du Baron, Edouard

Dubuffet, Jean

Dubbs, Jane

Duchamp, Marcel
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Catherine Viviano Gallery records records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Catherine Viviano Gallery records
Catherine Viviano Gallery records / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cathvivi-ref304

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