Last week saw the start of Proud Chelsea‘s latest exhibition: The Factory: Warhol and His Circle by David McCabe and I popped along to the opening night to have a look at the photos.
What struck me the most about the exhibition was Warhol’s affection for his muse, Edie Sedgwick, that was on display.
There were also hints of vulnerability seen through Sedgwick’s eyes as well as the wonderfully stylised Warhol images that we only expect but when we see them, we still look on in awe. We also see Warhol at work, his circle at play and a shot of a young Mick Jagger being in the same room.
This is a great exhibition that penetrates beyond the stereotyped image of Andy Warhol and his scene as artists on acid. Instead it allows us to see behind the artist’s dark glasses and observe the glint in his eye as he watches the people around him.
The Factory: Warhol and His Circle, Proud Chelsea, 27th October – 4th December 2011, www.proud.co.uk
161 King’s Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5XP