Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, ‘Wearing an Inca Crown at the St. Regis Hotel’ © David McCabe at Proud Galleries, London

Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, ‘Wearing an Inca Crown at the St. Regis Hotel’

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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

‘The occasion was a meeting with Salvador Dalí at New York’s St. Regis Hotel. Dalí beckoned the pop artist into his suite (always room 1610) with a theatrical swirl of his cane. Opera was playing at a deafening volume, Warhol was so nervous he was guzzling back wine. Dalí grabbed an Inca headdress and placed it on Warhol’s head.  The pair were there for five uncomfortable minutes before Warhol turned to McCabe and said ‘David, we gotta go.’ The command was prescient. On a subsequent visit, Dalí would tie Warhol to a spinning board and pour paint over him. Dalí's antics at the St. Regis were legendary. He would startle guests every Sunday, heading down to brunch accompanied by his pet ocelot, Babou and once accidentally let loose a huge box of flies intended for an artwork.’ Phaidon

‘There is nothing manufactured about the picture: things happened so fast it was almost like being a war photographer. We were there for no more than five minutes, and we never discussed the experience afterwards. That wasn't Andy's style, and I think he was genuinely shocked by the meeting. Suddenly the table had been turned and it was no longer me photographing Warhol, it was Dalí with Warhol.’ David McCabe

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