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Andy Backstage with Raquel Welch by Bob Colacello

Bob Colacello

Andy Backstage with Raquel Welch, "Woman of the Year," Broadway, New York, 1981
Gelatin silver print
5 x 7 inches
© Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

With his new photography show in New York City, photographer and former editor of Interview magazine Bob Colacello remembers a different age of celebrity, art and popular culture within Andy Warhol’s orbit

Bob Colacello, the former editor of Interview magazine, approached photography the same way he wrote his stories: he wanted to give his audience a sense that they were there with him in the thick of the action. His photos reflect impromptu scenes. No one posed for him since many were unaware of his tiny, matte black Minox 35 EL Camera which could easily slide in and out of his jacket pocket. Some prints show a person’s hand covering another’s face or a voluminous hairstyle obscuring part of the composition: “I was in the party and I wanted my photos to have that feeling,” he says.

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