With their skewed angles, multilayered compositions, and arbitrary lighting effects, Colacello’s pictures have an immediacy, a veracity, and an aesthetic not often found in the work of professional party photographers. He wasn’t standing at the door pairing up celebrities and telling them to smile; he was in the middle of the action – “an accidental photographer”, he likes to say, catching his “subjects” off-guard. And what subjects he had: Diana Vreeland, Jack Nicholson, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger, Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Kempner, Gloria Swanson, Anita Loos, Willy Brandt, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg and Warhol himself, at his most relaxed and private. Here as well are those who didn’t survive the endless party – Truman Capote, Halston, Studio 54’s Steve Rubell, Egon von Furstenberg and Tina Chow. Because space in Interview was limited, only a handful of Colacello’s pictures were published each month, so most of these images have never been seen before. They bring to life a carefree but reckless moment in history when social mobility and personal expression were played out to the limits.
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- 232 pages, 211 tritone plates
- 33 cm x 23.5 cm
- Plastic softcover
- Edition 7L
- ISBN: 3-86521-403-4