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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 - 7.30 p.m. - Evenings with an Author: Annie Cohen-Solal
Author : The American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris - 10 rue du Général Camou - 75007 Paris
Annie Cohen-Solal discusses her latest book Leo & His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli.

Leo Castelli was one of the most influential art dealer in American history. He launched the careers of several major American artists (including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg) and made art dealers and commercial galleries better integrated into the modern art world than ever before. Annie Cohen-Solal's new biography, we now have a more comprehensive picture of this seminal figure, a complex and interesting individual who helped define contemporary American art.

About Annie Cohen-Solal

Annie Cohen-Solal was born in Algeria. She is currently Professeur des Universités at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)-Paris and Research Fellow at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She first came to New York in 1989 as the Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy in the United States, after her Sartre biography, Sartre: A Life, had become an international best seller. Her encounter with Leo Castelli prompted her to shift her interest to the art world. Her book Leo & His Circle (Knopf) was published in May 2010. She lives in New York, Paris and Cortona.

Read a review of Leo & His Circle from the Washington Post.

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