New York and Andy Warhol are two names that will probably always be intertwined. Tonight though, the Big Apple will play host not to New York’s Prince of Pop but to one of his superstars, Candy Darling.
At 8pm NYC time, Anonymous Gallery will be partnering with Monocole Order and Tribeca Grand to present the Anonymous Film Club, hosted at the Tribeca Grand’s private screening room. James Rasin’s Beautiful Darling is on the menu tonight, featuring the delectable Candy Darling; muse, style icon and Warhol superstar. Like any Prince, Warhol had his court – a collection of beautiful oddballs who, whether socialite or street urchin, lived, partied and performed together. Warhol once said, “Everything has its beauty. But not everyone sees it”. With his superstars he fought against this, making every one of them a star, some for 15 minutes and some, like Candy, he made immortal. These were the original beautiful people, living fast, burning bright, dying young. We never got to see firsthand the kohl-eyed glamour of Candy Darling, or too many other fellow stars lost to the 60’s. Yet there are those of the original superstars who made it through, and went on to have careers and families. In honour of Candy Darling and the lost superstars, we look back at i-D’s Gender Agenda Issue (April 2008), which celebrated the remaining survivors of the scene, and their place within it.
Text: Emma Cooke
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