This talk with Bob Colacello - longtime right-hand-man of Andy Warhol and at-large Editor for the early days of interview magazine - is one of the most inspirational hours I’ve had since my move to New York (which has actually been full of many inspirational hours). Bob is certainly one of the best storytellers, analysts of a lived experience and unpretentious geniuses, I’ve heard speak live. Everything he said was completely fascinating. I highly encourage you to listen to this, as you will ready to conquer reality afterwards. Ostensibly this is about working with Andy Warhol, and while it does cover that fascinating ground, it also touches on a lot more - since Warhol and clan had their hands in everything.
(NOTE: If the embedded auto-jump doesn’t work, then just start the video around the 1-hour and 40-minute mark.)
Jean Michel Basquiat
Self-Portrait (Passport Photograph with Altered Nose), 1956
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