Leo Castelli - An Exhibition in Honor of His Gallery and Artists

"Leo Castelli: An Exhibition in Honor of His Gallery and Artists," installation view. All artworks copyrighted. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.

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This major exhibition, continuing the inauguration of the new Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, will bring together new and recent painting and sculpture, as well as historical examples, by artists fostered and represented by Leo Castelli.

From the opening of his first gallery in Paris in 1935, just prior to the outbreak of World War II, then with the establishment of his celebrated New York gallery in 1957, Leo Castelli has achieved in his profession the greatest possible influence, discernment and creativity. The landscape of post-war art in America might have been different from what it is, were it not for his insight and encouragement.

The artists who will be included in this tribute are Hanne Darboven, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, David Salle, Richard Serra, Frank Stella Robert Therrien, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Lawrence Weiner.