An auction of the Bob Colacello’s collection of art, photographs, and memorabilia from the 70s and 80s when Bob was an intimate member of Warhol’s social scene and editor of Andy’s Interview magazine is happening now. Bob literally wrote the book on the Warhol era: Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, his memoir of working with the artist – from the Factory to the last days of disco. 25 years after Holy Terror was first published, it’s now back in print, complete with a new introduction from Colacello.
“I think when I first wrote the book in 1990, I was more angry, more emotional. Today I have a much more wiser perspective of things: I now see my Warhol years as probably the greatest education I could’ve ever had. And while part of me feels sorry for Andy, I think we all felt kind of protective of him. That’s one of the reasons why we all extended ourselves to such degree for Andy – for me, ghostwriting his books and letting him call my photographs his photographs, etc. Andy’s so huge that every little petty detail people seem to think is really significant now. I’m glad I did write [the book] and I’m glad that I did record, not only Andy’s world but that whole era–which seems so far away now.”
And hidden under Bob’s bed in East Hampton for decades – treasures from the day, that now get to see the light of day on the auction site, Paddle 8. It’s a peek into the art, fashion, and politics (and sex) surrounding Warhol’s Factory. Bob Colacello: Art, Photographs, and Memorabilia from the Warhol Years began last week and will run through June 5th and includes lots like photographs by Colacello, a puzzle invitation by Keith Haring, Candy Darling’s diary, and many other collectibles worth perusing. Check out more here.