David McCabe has put his work on display for the first time in the UK at Chelsea’s Proud Gallery.
A revered British photographer’s work focusing on Andy Warhol and his legendary Factory has gone on exhibition at one of Chelsea’s trendiest galleries.
David McCabe, who was protégé to the influential artist throughout the 60s and 70s, has put his work on display for the first time in the UK at Chelsea’s Proud Gallery.
The exhibition, which began last month and will run until December 4th, has proved a popular addition to the King’s Road gallery, which boasts a renowned reputation on London’s photographic art scene.
Proud Chelsea Gallery Manager Sophie Kaila said: “We’re really happy and very privileged to be hosting it.”
“David McCabe is very protective of his work and he’s not about mass production or replicating it any shape or form, so the interest is there on a huge level.”
The 71-year-old photographer moved to New York in 1960 and was hired by Andy Warhol to document a year of his life in 1964.
He went on to capture images of cultural icons such as The Rolling Stones, Edie Sedgwick and Salvatore Dali during a pivotal time when the New York Pop Art scene was at its peak.
But upon inspection, Warhol decided the photographs did not portray him in a light he was keen to cultivate so McCabe was forced to keep them out of public for nearly 40 years until they were eventually published in 2003.
The exhibition has won praise from Warhol fans eagerly awaiting the chance to view the work in a gallery.
“It was very much worth the wait,” said Tom Osbourne, a 20-year-old fashion photography student.
“McCabe going to America and joining the great Andy Warhol for a year is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating photography projects in history.”
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