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They say that when Leo Castelli (1907-1999) walked through galleries, paths opened before him. The most influential art dealer of the post-WWII period not only prophesized art trends; at times, he created them. From his epoch-making 1951 Abstract Expressionist show to the still-busy decade before his death, this Trieste-born immigrant set his stamp on more than a score of major painters and sculptors. When he died at 91, one obituary carried the banner "King of Pop: Dealer Castelli Changed Everything" and claimed that the art world had lost its emperor. Annie Cohen-Sola's Leo & His Circle presents the story of a career so astonishing that it almost seems like it was created by Hollywood. If you know about Castelli, you will want to read it; if you don't, but care about art, you should read it.