Candy Darling Gallery Show at Clayton Patterson’s Gallery

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Wednesday evening, Clayton Patterson is opening his Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street to host a screening of Beautiful Darling, a two-year-old film about Warhol actor Candy Darling a gallery event celebrating Warhol actor Candy Darling – 1969/1972 – Candy Darling, Drawings, and Musings. It’ll feature original drawings and writings from the underground star.

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From the press release:

1969/1972 – Candy Darling, Drawings, and Musings

Candy Darling (1944-1974), was born James Lawrence Slattery in Forest Hills, NY, and became part of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene, making two feature films for him, Flesh (1968) and Women In Revolt (1971). A fixture on Off-Off Broadway,and the New York/European art scene, Candy made two films for German director Werner Schroeter, as well as a number of avant-garde feature films for American directors.

She was photographed by major photographers from Richard Avedon to Sir Cecil Beaton, Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Francesco Scavullo, etc. The Rolling Stones mentions Candy in “Citadel,” and in two important Lou Reed songs, “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Candy Says.”

An award-winning feature documentary entitled Beautiful Darling directed by James Rasin and produced by Jeremiah Newton, has since its release, been featured in over 80 film festivals all over the world to rave reviews.

Two books have been published about Candy’s life and times; one being Ed Hardy’s 1996 book, My Face For the World to See, and the second published by Francesco Clemente, entitled Candy Darling Diaries, and heavily contains Candy’s drawings taken from her diary/notebook which she used from 1969-1972, and reflected her thoughts and musings through her doodles and words.

Some of these extremely rare original musings and drawings, from the Jeremiah Jay Newton Collection, will be on display and for sale in the show. The remainder of the Candy Darling archives are on permanent display at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to own for themselves a genuine piece of exciting avant-garde history.

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