Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, ‘On the Roof of David McCabe’s Studio, 37th St.’ © David McCabe at Proud Galleries, London

Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, ‘On the Roof of 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

‘Andy had just made his monumentally boring movie featuring the Empire State building. It just so happened at the time that my studio was next door. He asked me if I could somehow shoot him with the building. We went to the roof of my studio, I stuck him on the ladder with Edie and the Empire State building never moved an inch.’ 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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