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Book Review: A dealer and his galaxy of art stars in 'Leo and His Circle"
Book Review: A dealer and his galaxy of art stars in 'Leo and His Circle'

Leo and His CircleThe Life of Leo CastelliAnnie Cohen-SolalTranslated from the French by Mark PolizzottiAlfred A. Knopf: 544 pp., $35The ascension of New York gallerist Jeffrey Deitch to the Museum of Contemporary Art's helm has occasioned considerable art-world hand-wringing as to the collapsing space between the market and the museum. Of course, these two zones have really never been separate. The dealer Joseph Duveen was the invisible hand responsible for building museum collections across the United States in the first half of the 20th century. No figure has played quite so forceful a role in the postwar years, but if anyone came close, it was Leo Castelli, the dapper New...

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