Castelli Gallery was founded by Leo Castelli in 1957. Considered the most influential art dealer of the Post-War period, Leo Castelli had a gift for discovering new talents. Over the course of his career, until his death on August 22, 1999, Leo maintained close working relationships with artists whose careers he had helped to make and who, in turn, helped to make his own career as a dealer. Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bruce Nauman in particular are three artists who Leo discovered and who remained with the gallery until Leo’s death.
Since 1999, the gallery has been operated under the direction of Barbara Bertozzi Castelli. Ms. Bertozzi Castelli continues the gallery’s commitment to promoting the work of artists including Jasper Johns, Joseph Kosuth, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Richard Pettibone, and Keith Sonnier.
The gallery maintains two exhibition spaces: an Upper East Side location at 18 East 77th Street, and 24 West 40th Street, across from Bryant Park.
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