Edie Sedgwick, ‘Portrait at The Factory, 47th St.’ © David McCabe at Proud Galleries, London

Edie Sedgwick, ‘Portrait at The Factory, 47th St.’

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© David McCabe
New York, U.S.A. 1965
Silver gelatin archival print hand signed by the photographer

Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

‘She was riveting to look at. Tights, nasty boot, hoop earrings, a razor-cut cap of streaked blond hair, big Betty Boop eyes magnified by the brain-scan buzz of amphetamines, and smoking smoking smoking, as if that's the way people breathed on her planet. You could read almost anything into Edie Sedgwick, and, like many exotic creatures whom Andy shed light on, she initially bloomed, became the symbol for all that was hip, new, stylish, and fun.’ David Dalton

'In 1964, David McCabe landed the commission of a lifetime, he just didn’t know it yet. A then-relatively unknown artist and illustrator named Andy Warhol was looking for a photographer he felt comfortable with to follow him for a year. The job fell to 24-year-old McCabe, an ex-arts student and photographer from Leicester, England. McCabe had recently moved to New York City at the encouragement – and funding – of his employer back home. McCabe’s own studio was a short walk from the now-infamous Silver Factory at 231 E 47th Street. Warhol, who had possibly seen the amateur’s images in magazines such as LIFE and Mademoiselle, liked his style – but McCabe was asking: ‘Who is Andy Warhol?’ Ashleigh Kane for Dazed

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