It Just Happened. Photographs by Bob Colacello 1976–1982
Bob Colacello’s It Just Happened is a record of the memories of the photographer and writer’s life from the 70’s and 80’s. During this period Colacello, editor of Interview magazine at the time, developed a close relationship with Andy Warhol, joining the artist in numerous trips. The photographs in this book are a rare testimony from the very centre of the action.

The book was conceived as a personal photo album, taking inspiration from traditional bindings of the time: a 70’s muted green cover with a contrasting marbled paper in yellow and purple tones, the title stamped in golden foil. There are no two pages alike: the sequence was almost completely decided in real time with the artist, who wrote each caption individually by hand, describing the events of those days and nights. The tritone printing aims at replicating the deep blacks and great contrast of the original gelatine silver prints.

The book includes a ‘who’s who’ section at the end, which offers a short biography of everyone who was anyone in the 70’s and early 80’s in New York, featured in this album.

Bob Colacello, It Just Happened: Photographs by Bob Colacello 1976–1982. Madrid: Ivorypress, 2020.

240 x 300 mm
280 pages

Design Joana Bravo assisted by María Albillos

Pre-press Lucam

Printing Tritone offset on Olin Regular Natural White 120g by Nueva Imprenta

Special finishes Foiling, embossing and tipped-in image by Encuadernación Ramos 

Binding Hardback covered with Gmund Colors Matt 60 and Fedrigoni Imitlin ER/05 Ochre by Encuadernación Ramos, with hand painted flyleaves by Relma

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