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Paparazzo Extraordinaire!
Ron Galella

Paparazzo Extraordinaire!
Ron Galella
Hatje Cantz & C/O Berlin
German/ English

Softcover, gilt-edged
200 Pages
200 x 220 mm
ISBN 9783775733243



Collection of celebrity images by Paparazzi Ron Galella to mark the occasion of an exhibition at C/O Berlin, December 10, 2011–February 26, 2012.


About the Artist
Ron Galella (b*1931 in the Bronx) moved to Los Angeles in his early twenties, where he trained as a photojournalist. In his free time he took pictures of the stars arriving at film premieres, selling them to the National Enquirer and Fotoplay. His photos are snapshots rather than portraits—spontaneous, not staged, and extraordinarily authentic. Whether Jacqueline Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, Mick Jagger, or Audrey Hepburn—Galella managed to get them all in front of his lens. In addition to physical assaults, his photographic approach also caused him to be sued—he had to promise Jacqueline Kennedy not to take another picture of her again as long as he lived. Andy Warhol, on the other hand, adored him, and Elizabeth Taylor used his images in her biography. In addition to his spontaneous paparazzi photographs, Galella also took staged pictures, commissioned by magazines such as Time, Rolling Stone, VOGUE or Vanity Fair. The publication presents more than one hundred of his astounding photos.

About the publisher
C/O Berlin is an exhibition space for photography and visual media. As a nonprofit organisation, C/O Berlin presents works by respected artists, supports emerging talents, and welcomes everyone to discover contemporary visual culture.

Hatje Cantz publisher are committed to this motto more than ever – with our accustomed high quality we remain faithful to the standards set by Gerd Hatje: premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. Our profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. We present our program  in a bilingual preview catalogue, in which masters of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, and Eva Hesse meet contemporary artists such as Michael Borremans, Gerhard Richter, and Filip Dujardin.

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