Item description for Bob Colacello: Out by Bob Colacello...
Out documents an era at once so close and so far away: the wild, glamorous, disco-and-drugs decade between the end of the Vietnam war and the advent of AIDS, when, in certain parts of Manhattan, every night was party night. As the editor of Andy Warhol's Interview from 1971 to 1983, Bob Colacello was perfectly placed to record this life of art openings, movie premieres, cocktail parties, dinner parties, charity balls and after-hours clubs; he wrote about the best of them in a monthly column called "Out." In 1975, Swiss art dealer Thomas Ammann gave Colacello one of the first miniature 35mm cameras, a black plastic Minox small enough to hide in his jacket pocket, and Colacello began snapping photographs too. Sneaking a shot of Henry Kissinger holding forth at a dinner party, or Bianca Jagger letting loose at Studio 54, Colacello was in the middle of the action, "an accidental photographer" more akin to a secret agent than any typical paparazzo. With their skewed angles, multilayered compositions, and moody lighting, his images have an immediacy and grit not often found in the work of professional party photographers. And what subjects! Diana Vreeland, Calvin Klein, Jack Nicholson, Richard Gere, Cher, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger, Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Kempner, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and always Warhol himself. Because space in Interview was limited, only a handful of Colacello's pictures were published each month. Most of those collected in Out have never been seen before.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 1" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Edition 7L
ISBN 3865214037 ISBN13 9783865214034
Availability 0 units.
More About Bob Colacello
Bob Colacello was born in Brooklyn, studied film criticism at Columbia and began publishing film reviews in the Village Voice in 1969. After his write-up of Andy Warhol's Trash appeared, Colacello began to work for Interview and was swiftly made Editor, a post he held until 1983. More recently he is a memoirist, biographer and writer for Vanity Fair.
Bob Colacello currently resides in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bob Colacello: Out?
Great Fun! Mar 30, 2008
Love this book! it's happy, attractive, well organized, easy to read and it makes me smile every time that I look through it. Also, it will make a great gift for anyone who is interested in the comings and goings of the social set.
Exceptional book Dec 10, 2007
This is a remarkable book about a slice of time and the elite which will never be recaptured and Bob Colacello has done a remarkable job not only of photographing that world but of commenting on it. There is no pretention to the book, no attempt to make the photographs into art although the photographs get the job done in conveying the mood perfectly. One gets the sense that Colacello had no problem putting the camera down after he had done a magnificent job in documenting the decadent scene he swam in, it was merely part of his job. What a treasure he has left us! What a joy it is to flip through those pages and what a light touch BC brings to his remarks: "die young" is one of his euphemisms for dying of aids for instance. That world certainly found a terrific documentarian in Colacello and this book is recommended to all who ever set foot inside a disco in the 70s or early 80s. A job well done!