Exhibition of the Most Famous and Controversial Paparazzo of the 20th Century Opens


MADRID.- PHotoEspaña and Loewe organize Paparazzo Extraordinaire!, a retrospective exhibition with over 100 photographs of the paparazzo most famous and controversial of the twentieth century. Ron Galella did not invent the word paparazzo, but he did personalize it, redefining the relationship between the film star and photographer. For over 30 years, he photographed public figures in private moments, which led to his being sued by Jackie Kennedy and threatened by Marlon Brando. Today he is the most famous and polemical photographer of celebrities in the world, and his photos have been published in hundreds of magazines such as Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, People, Rolling Stones, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Life. Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Cary Grant, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Paul Newman, and Mick Jagger are just some of the stars Galella has photographed. The exposition, which the Loewe Museum and the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts