Author Annie Cohen-Solal at Fairchild to Discuss the Life of Leo Castelli

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Author Annie Cohen-Solal at Fairchild to Discuss the Life of Leo Castelli

 in Her New Book, Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli

Coral Gables, FL, May 25, 2010 Join us on June 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Fairchild for a lecture by author Annie Cohen-Solal on the life of Leo Castelli, one of the most influential art dealers of the twentieth century. Copies of her book, Leo and His Circle: The Life of Leo Castelli, are available for sale at all Books & Books locations and will be available at the event. This event is part of the Books & Books at Fairchild Garden Series, an ongoing seasonal partnership in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

 Tickets are not required for this event, but kindly RSVP to


  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Tram tour—Art at Fairchild, refreshments on the Veranda
  • 8:00 p.m.: Talk and Q&A with Annie Cohen-Solal
  • Book signing to follow

Please direct all questions and information to Cristina Nosti at 786.554.1764 or 

 This event is generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market-Coral Gables.

About the Author
Annie Cohen-Solal was born in Algeria and received a Ph.D. in French literature from the Sorbonne. She has taught at New York University and the Universities of Berlin, Jerusalem, and Paris XIII, and she writes frequently about French intellectuals and cultural policy for a variety of publications. Having served as the Cultural Counselor at the French embassy in the United States from 1989 to 1993, she is currently a Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she teaches a seminar in American art, and recently produced the radio series "Painters for the New World" for FranceCulture. The French edition of Painting American was awarded the Prix Bernier by the Académie des Beaux Arts. Cohen-Solal‘s acclaimed Sartre: A Life was an international best-seller translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Paris and New York. 

 About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 52,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild this year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at and on Facebook and Twitter.