Ron Galella: Exclusive Diary, Signed by Ron Galella
[Signed by Ron Galella] Galella, Ron. Ron Galella: Exclusive Diary. First Edition. 2004. Book and glassine dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is inscribed, “To Kanuko, Best wishes, Ron Galella.”
This book accompanied the eponymous exhibition at Photology in Milan that was curated by Davide Facciolli. Though not of monograph proportions, this reading-size book (eight by nine inches) contains approximately one hundred fifty full-page reproductions of Ron Galella’s most iconic shots. Subjects include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Elizabeth Taylor. The text is paparazzo-style, with brief (but gossipy) notes on the story behind the shot.
“A fan asked Warren Beatty if she could kiss him & he replied, ‘No, I have to watch out for Galella.”
--Ron Galella: Exclusive Diary