Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein & Gerard Malanga, ‘Photo Shoot at David McCabe’s Studio, 37th St.’ © David McCabe at Proud Galleries, London

Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein & Gerard Malanga, ‘Photo Shoot at David McCabe’s Studio, 37th 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

David McCabe was born in 1940 in Leicester, England, where he studied graphic design and photography. While in art school, he won an international photo competition sponsored by the magazine Practical Photography and was hired by the Mayflower photo studio in London. In 1960, he moved to New York City, where he first worked as an assistant and studied under Alexey Brodovitch, Henry Wolf, and Melvin Sokolsky. He received his first assignment with Conde Nast in 1963 and was contacted by Andy Warhol the following year. McCabe's photographs have been published in various magazines including Life, Harpers Bazaar, Mademoiselle, W, French Elle and French Vogue and London Times to name a few.

'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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