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Bob Colacello, Self Portrait, c. 1976

Bob Colacello

Self Portrait, c. 1976
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 x 10 inches
© Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

How Bob Colacello became the one every A-Lister shared their secrets with.

“It’s not just what you say, but how you say it. That’s what my Neopolitan grandmother always used to tell me,” said Bob Colacello. His grandmother’s words of wisdom have guided Colacello throughout his work as editor of Interview, as a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair, and author of Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Up Close and Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path to the White House (his first of a two-volume series books on the Reagans). 

New media demands that artists need to be jacks–of-all–trades but there are only a rare few who can do it with the same dexterity as Colacello. His new show at the Vito Schnabel gallery, Pictures from Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 – 82 showcases his work as a photographer. Many of the pictures have never been seen before, although Colacello’s work has been shown previously, and a selection of his photos were published in a book OUT in 2007.

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