By Bob Colacello
Published by Steidl
33 cm x 23.5 cm
232 pages, 211 tritone plates
Plastic softcover

Out, a book of photographs by former Interview editor Bob Colacello will be out early next month from Steidl Press. Bob was the editor of Interview from 1971 to 1983 and wrote a column called Out about his life going out all over town—from art openings, to dinner parties, to after hours. Two years into his documentation of the crazy '70s New York art and social scene, some Swedish art dealer gave him a camera, one of the first miniature 35-mm cameras to come on the market, a black plastic Minox small enough to hide in his jacket pocket. I love these cameras. I have one of their 8x11 spy cameras. So he started carrying around his secret pocket camera and he got these cool party photos of everyone kind of off their guard. They are very much photos taken by someone in the middle of the fun, not looking at it from the sidelines. The party guests included such fabulousness as: Diana Vreeland, Jack Nicholson, Raquel Welch, Mick Jagger, Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Kempner, Gloria Swanson, Anita Loos, Willy Brandt, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, Truman Capote, Halston, Studio 54’s Steve Rubell, Egon von Furstenberg, Tina Chow, and Warhol himself. Oh and not really related, I was searching around for information on Bob and found this totally bizarre interview he did with Warhol Superstar Viva.

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