The perks of dwelling in Andy Warhol's inner circle — as his confidant and party wingman — meant writer-photographer Bob Colacello always knew when the shy, influential artist was out and about. Colacello went where Warhol went, rubbing elbows with Mick Jagger, Diana Vreeland, Truman Capote and Liza Minnelli at cocktail parties, Studio 54 and Broadway shows, and documenting the social scene with his camera.
"He would just lay on the compliments [to celebrities] and the 'Oh, gee,' and 'Oh, wow,'" Colacello recalls in a 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interview. "I think very often stars of some stature and even people not as famous would be taken aback, thinking, 'This is the most famous artist in the world and he's acting like I'm the big star.'"
"Bob Colacello: In and Out With Andy," on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, is the first photo exhibition by Colacello, the former editor of Warhol's Interview magazine from 1971 to 1983. The show accompanies two other Warhol-themed exhibitions at the museum: "Warhol on Vinyl: the Record Covers, 1949-1987" and "Warhol Prints From the Collection of Marc Bell."
When: Through May 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real
Cost: $10-$12, free to everyone on Sunday, Feb. 7
Contact: 561-392-2500 or BocaMuseum.org