The Factory: Warhol and His Circle by David McCabe @ Proud Galleries, LondonJuxtapoz // Thursday, 27 Oct 2011
On view at Proud Chelsea in London is The Factory: Warhol and His Circle by David McCabe. The show reveals the year between 1964 and 1965 during which Warhol approached David McCabe to document life at the Factory. During this critical point in Warhol's career (and essentially art history) McCabe was given two conditions under which he must work: "that he didn’t use a flash and that he was someone who would fit in" (quoting the press release).
During this crucial 12 month period, McCabe captured over 2,500 images ranging from work in the Factory, parties, or meetings with collectors who would buy Warhol's work or introduce him to other artists. At the time when Warhol was running this project, many of the images were rejected and deemed as unsatisfactory in creating and sustaining Warhol's image. These images remained unseen and mostly unprinted for forty years (marking the 40th anniversary of Edie Sedgwick's death). Now the images are up at Proud Chelsea, allowing an insider's perspective on these formative moments in the career of the prolific pop artist. Go see the show in person before December 4th.