~~On March 11, 2014, Vintage Books will release a new edition of Bob Colacello’s landmark intimate biography HOLY TERROR: Andy Warhol Close Up. Originally published in 1990—three years after the artist’s death at age fifty-eight—HOLY TERROR has long been viewed as the best of the Warhol accounts, including his own. To mark the occasion, three New York cultural institutions will dedicate programming to Colacello, Warhol, and HOLY TERROR:
March 11, 2014: Strand Bookstore will launch the new edition with an event featuring Colacello in conversation with Vincent Fremont, a Factory staple and longtime exclusive agent for the Warhol Foundation; Brigid Berlin, star of “Chelsea Girls” and a Warhol confidante for more than twenty years; and Billy Name, the infamous Warhol Superstar who was one of the artist’s closest friends and collaborators.
April 10, 2014: Film Forum will present a rare screening of Warhol’s 1968 film “Lonesome Cowboys.” Recipient of the Best Film Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Warhol’s satire of Hollywood Westerns stars Superstars Joe Dallesandro and Viva in the story of a quintet of cowpoke brothers who land in a dusty Arizona ghost town and molest a madam—and each other. Colacello will introduce the film and discuss filmmaking in the Warhol milieu.
April 24–May 24, 2014: Steven Kasher Gallery will mount “Bob Colacello: Holy Terror,” an exhibition of more than thirty of Colacello’s photographs, including some not seen in the book.
Colacello will also be a part of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, May 15-17, 2014. Appropriately housed in a former industrial factory in Warhol’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist.
Bob Colacello ran Interview magazine from 1971 to 1983, a time he spent by Warhol’s side as employee, collaborator, wingman, and confidante. Singularly qualified, he presents a riveting portrait of an extraordinary man: brilliant, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential. Two decades after its initial publication, this portrayal retains its hold on readers—as does Warhol’s power to fascinate, galvanize, and move us.
VINTAGE BOOKS was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home to its authors. Its publishing list includes a wide range, from the most influential works of world literature to cutting edge contemporary fiction and distinguished non-fiction. As the continuous publisher of important writers including William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Albert Camus, Ralph Ellison, Truman Capote, Dashiell Hammett, William Styron, A.S. Byatt, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Ha Jin, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Munro, Raymond Chandler, Orhan Pamuk, Dave Eggers, Robert Caro, Joseph Ellis, Haruki Murakami, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez it is today's foremost trade paperback publisher.
STRAND BOOKSTORE (828 Broadway) is the sole survivor of New York’s “Book Row”—a group of forty-eight bookstores that covered six city blocks. It carries over 2.5 million used, new, and rare books, covering topics as far-ranging as occult to philosophy to finance and has been a cultural landmark since 1927.
FILM FORUM (209 West Houston Street) is the only autonomous nonprofit cinema in New York City and one of the few in the U.S. As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities.
STEVEN KASHER GALLERY (521 West 24th Street) specializes in fine art photography, contemporary and vintage. The gallery works with important photographers and major photographic archives such as the National Geographic Society, The New York Times, the Andy Warhol Foundation and Magnum. Under the imprint SteidlKasher we have published books on John Chamberlain, Mike Disfarmer, Chauncey Hare, Andy Warhol and others. Founded in 1995, we've been a member of AIPAD since 2000.