Thursday, October 27, 2022

Conegliano - Palazzo Sarcinelli - Ron Galella - Paparazzo Superstar - Retrospective Exhibition

Photograph and copyright - Manfredi Bellati
Conegliano - Palazzo Sarcinelli
Ron Galella - Paparazzo Superstar 
At Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano, Northwest of Venice, the exhibition Ron Galella, Paparazzo Superstar, until January 29 - curated by Alberto Damian and produced and organised by Sime Books and the City of Conegliano. Ron Galella was the most famous paparazzo in the history of photography and this exhibition brings together over 180 portraits of celebrities, actors, musicians and artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, selected from the more than 3 million shots that make up the immense archive of the photographer: the photographs, mostly in white and black, are accompanied by the story that tells how they were made, allowing you to discover the background of the iconic shots.
Alberto Damian
"my obsession and my personal Mona Lisa!"
 One room of the exhibition is dedicated to Jackie Kennedy Onassis, defined by Galella as "my obsession and my personal Mona Lisa" to whom the famous image called "Windblown Jackie" was considered by Time Magazine as "one of the 100 most influential photographs of all Time."
 Joy Smith 
 Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Ron Galella
Windblown Jackie
New York City - 7 October 1971 
"My top two selling photographs - John Lennon and Mick Jagger and Windblown Jackie - have one thing in common, none of the subjects knew they were being photographed."
John Lennon and Mick Jagger - with May Pang
 L.A. - 13 March 1974
Second Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards
honoring James Cagney at the Century Plaza Hotel
"Although my photos are still, they all have movement!"
Nally Bellati
Ron Galella
Milan - 28 September 2004
 Photology Gallery 
The Magazine Covers
Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor
"When Sophia Loren arrived at the after party for the "Dr. Zhivago" premiere... I photographed her at her table.  Finishing up my take, I asked her what she found fascinating about the star's Omar Sharif.  'His eyes!" she said making an expressive gesture. "I though the Italians had the most beautiful eyes; now I think the Egyptian have!"
Sophia Loren 
New York City - 22 December 1965
Dr. Zhivago - Premiere Party at the American Hotel 
"A year after Marlon Brando punched me in Chinatown, he scheduled a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel 
to announce the benefit for Native American Indians.  This time I came prepared wearing a helmet.... this photo the following week,
 this soon-to-be-iconic shot ran in People magazine.... 
this photo and the photo of me taken with Jackie - see above - by Joy Smith have become the two most famous and requested pictures of me with a celebrity."
 Paul Schmulbach 
Marlon Brando and Ron Galella 
New York City - 26 November 1974
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
The Magazine Covers
Elvis Presley and Diana Goodman
Long Island - New York - 19 July 1975
Departing Nassau Coliseum Following His Performance
Elvis Presley
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania - 25 June 1974
The Philadelphia Hilton Hotel
John -  Paul - Ringo - Peter Sellers - Yoko - Linda

"What are you doing here Ron?" quipped The Boss.  "You're hard to get!" said Ron Galella to his fast moving target."
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
New york City - 24 August 1988
Sting Concert After Party at Canal Bar 

 Dustin Hoffman
Los Angeles - 7 October -1979
Outside Chasen's Restaurant

 The Press Preview
Lucio Spaziante, Fabio Chies, Anna Martinelli, Alberto Damian
Sophia Simeone and Giovanni Simeone 

 Grace Jones and Andy Warhol
New York City - 13 June 1978
Grease Premier Party at Studio 54 
Andy Warhol
New York City - 13 January 1985
Fourth Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards 
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Steve Rubell, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Liza Minnelli
New York City - 4 June 1978
Thirtysecond Annual Tony Awards Supper Ball 
at the Waldorf-Astoria

The Prosecco
San Salvatore Brut
Prosecco Superiore - DOCG 
Conegliano - Valdobbiadene








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