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Marcello Geppetti and Weegee at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 29, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

This exhibition of celebrity portraits from the golden age of the candid camera—from Marilyn Monroe to Brigitte Bardot—is primarily a showcase for one of Italy's first and most audacious paparazzi.

Weegee holds his own with pictures that, no matter how spontaneous, never looked tossed off. His shots are witty, opinionated, and occasionally rude. Perhaps because his angle is gossip rather than news, Geppetti's work is looser and lighter, with a nice comic zing. His pictures of Bardot out shopping, Nureyev dancing with Talitha Getty, and Jackie and Aristotle Onassis in the back of a limo are the models for every tabloid stalker shot since.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker.

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