Candy Darling by Anton Perich
Candy Darling and Salvador Dali by Francesco Scavullo.
As an Andy Warhol superstar, Candy exuded the breathy sexuality and wit to sear her into the LGBT legend forever. Her work was relatively obscure yet monumental. As she explained it, “I’ve had small parts in big pictures and big parts in small pictures.” The wispy blonde died of cancer at 29 and hordes came to the funeral, among them Gloria Swanson, saluting the coffin with her gloved hand (says her chronicler, Jeremiah Newton.) A nod also goes to Edie Beale, the riveting eccentric who summed up revolutionary costuming for all time in the classic 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. She was staunch.
Beautiful Darling DVD, artwork
Candy Darling on Her Deathbed II by Peter Hujar
Candy Darling on Her Deathbed III by Peter Hujar
Candy Darling for After Dark Magazine, 1972
Candy Darling in Women In Revolt, film directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol (1971).
— Jeremiah Newton about Candy’s illness and Final Portrait by Peter Hujar
Candy Darling & Andy Warhol on Beautiful Darling Ad