Jets were arriving by the minute, even for St. Moritz this is unusual: Samantha Boardman and her husband, real estate tycoon Aby Rosen, came from New York. Gallery owner Dasha Zhukova, wife of oligarch Abramovic; multi-million-dollar art collector Alberto Mugrabi – everyone came for Bob Colacello. In the ‘70s he was editor-in-chief of Andy Warhol’s iconic Interview Magazine. Now, at 69, he has curated his first exhibition, at Vito Schnabel Gallery: It’s about ambiguity. “Congenial to the actual political times” explains the Vanity Fair correspondent.
Die Welt: You are a New York journalist and now you’re showing paintings in a Swiss mountain village: How come?
Vito Schnabel and I have been friends for a long time, I work for him as a consultant. He asked me if I would curate a show for him. I had never done something like this before. But Vito said I have a good eye.