PRINT December 2000

Glenn O'Brien


1 Vincent Gallo 1962–1999 (Petit Grand Publishing, Tokyo) Last June in Paris, I picked up Vincent Gallo 1962–1999, which set me hooting for hours in the beautiful city where nobody ever hoots (a shame, since the French are such a hoot). The photo album is devoted to Vincent Gallo’s favorite subject: Vincent Gallo. I must say, Vincent is one of my few living heroes, because he is no pussyfooter. He speaks his mind and reminds you that ego is what keeps you breathing. This book is full of great photos, like the Gallo Penis Across America Tour, and even better captions, like “Self-portrait with broken nose, 1996. That’s what happens when you do movies with crack addicts like Abel Ferrara.” There is also a luminously crotchety essay filled with insights (“Everyone should have an Ed McMahon”; “I put all my garbage in alphabetical order”). Vincent Gallo is as fucking great as he

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