Candy Darling by Anton Perich

Candy Darling by Anton Perich

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Candy Darling and Salvador Dali by Francesco Scavullo.

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Candy Darling

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.

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Beautiful Darling DVD, artwork

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Candy Darling on Her Deathbed II by Peter Hujar

Candy Darling on Her Deathbed II by Peter Hujar

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Candy Darling on Her Deathbed III by Peter Hujar

Candy Darling on Her Deathbed III by Peter Hujar

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Candy Darling for After Dark Magazine, 1972

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Candy Darling in Women In Revolt, film directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol (1971).

The beginning of Candy’s illness was horrifying, she had a lump in her stomach. Candy said, ‘Jeremiah, I’m pregnant!’ I said, ‘Dear that’s not possible!’ She went into hospital for investigative surgery but it was too late, the tumor was too far advanced. Candy was very angry, she wasn’t ready to die, she was very angry with me, very angry with many close people around her as she didn’t want to die. Months later, Candy was getting ready to be operated on the next day. She knew it was serious so she called up all the photographers that she knew. Peter came by, nothing really had to be set up, Candy had done her make-up already. If you ever see the contact sheet of that famous shot I’m sitting at the side. That image is unforgettable, Candy’s gaze. She knew, she knew it was the end.

— Jeremiah Newton about Candy’s illness and Final Portrait by Peter Hujar

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