Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein, Gerard Malanga, ‘Pop Creature at David McCabe’s Studio, 37th St. No.II’Regular price £3,700.00
© David McCabe
New York, U.S.A. 1965
Silver gelatin archival print hand signed by the photographer
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
‘The fame thing happened very fast. The New York Post – which is a real rag – was filling its gossip columns with whatever he did. And he loved that. He used it to make himself as famous as possible. He was his own best creation, and my photographs were part of that. When he first saw them he found them perhaps too revealing. A friend of mine who worked for him said he would spend hours poring over the contact sheets with a magnifying glass – not to choose an image, but to study the way he was presenting himself to the world. At the beginning of the year he was very smiley and open, very normal. By the end, he had his sunglasses on – he’d adopted this mysterious, non-communicative persona. That was the year when the Warhol image was formed, when he realised who he wanted to be –my photographs were part of the process.’ David McCabe
'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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