Last Updated on June 3, She thought she was safe, far away from the creatures that chased her, armed with their notebooks and cameras. She thought she had found a sanctuary where she could be free from constant fear of an invasion. So it was here, on the island of Skorpios in the Ionian Sea, that Jackie Onassis slipped out of her clothes and prepared to lay down naked in the Greek sun. The photograph of the former US First Lady in the nude went around the world. The island, Skorpios, was well-known in high society circles already but now its name was being mentioned in supermarkets and hairdressers.
Hired by the Andy Warhol Foundation, they have spent six years cataloging and photographing every item the famous artist left behind. Warhol was known for avidly collecting every day items he came in contact with. In , he began filling up and taping shut boxes, and shipping them to a storage facility in New Jersey. It is these boxes the archivists have been sifting through, averaging anywhere from to 1, items a box.
Ron Galella was the first American paparazzo, and probably the most infamous paparazzo of his day. Brigitte Bardot hosed him down. Sean Penn spat at him. But Ron Galella remained unfazed.