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Press Release

"Big ideas had only caused problems. Now the culture just wanted to go disco." Anthony Haden-Guest

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming photography exhibition, DISCO YEARS by RON GALELLA on view at 511 West 27th Street from September 6 through October 7, 2006.

DISCO YEARS will consist of more than 100 black and white vintage prints taken throughout the Seventies. Widely acknowledged as the most controversial celebrity photographer in the United States, Galella has been lauded as "the godfather of American Extraordinare" by Newsweek. Featured on the cover of Life and famously sued for harassment by Jackie Onassis, Galella has been hosed down by friends of Brigitte Bardot and punched by Marlon Brando.

DISCO YEARS brings us in touch with the New York Club scene and all it had to offer from the rockers and the fashonistas to the jet-setting socialites and freaky artists that helped define the decadent decade. Included within are snapshots of Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Halston and Liza Minelli.

This exhibition will coincide with the release of Galella's new book DISCO YEARS, published by Powerhouse Books, with foreword by Anthony Haden-Guest and afterword by Michael Musto.