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Mixed media on canvas by Borna Sammak

Borna Sammak

Untitled, 2016
Heat applied t-shirt graphics on canvas
80 x 64 inches (203.2 x 162.6 cm)

© Borna Sammak Photo by Argenis Apolinario Courtesy of the artist and JTT, New York


It’s safe to say that Bob Colacello’s life has never been ordinary. He began his career as a film critic for The Village Voice, and it was a review of Andy Warhol’s Trash (which he called a “Roman Catholic masterpiece”) that soon led him to edit Warhol’s Interview magazine from 1971 to 1983. For those 13 years, Colacello took on multifaceted roles as managing editor, art director, columnist, photographer, and art dealer, while forging a close bond as an aide and confidant to Warhol, all of which is documented in his acute 1990 memoir, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, rereleased in 2014 by Vintage Books.

Post–Pop domination, Colacello became a Vanity Fair contributor in 1984, settling in as special correspondent in 1993 (a position that he still holds), for which he has amassed a considerable bevy of notable profiles, ranging from Nan Kempner and King Constantine of Greece to São Schlumberger and Eli Broad. But as of this Sunday, it’s not his reporting but his curatorial eye that’s being celebrated.

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