martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

"You live alone, creating your life as you go."
                                                         Edie Sedgwick

I wanna talk about one of my favourite contemporany art muses of the world: Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick.
She was an American actress, model and socialité. She started to be famous when she acted in some of the Warhol's movies and the rest... is history. Named as "The Girl of the Year", "It Girl for the Vogue magazine" and "Yourthquake" (cultural, musical and fashion movement in 60s) by Diana Vreeland who said Edie was "An example of the youth cultural era." Also, it's been said the song "Femme fatale" by Velvet Underground is about Edie and her life.
But since she was a girl she had serious psiquiatric illness. Her whole life was not easy at all and she used to drink, smoke and take drugs the most part of her short life and unfortunatelly, that was the cause of the end of her life in 1971. But still now, she's such an icon for art and the elite socialité of New York in the 60s.

Long live, Edie!

If you want more about her you can read Andy Warhol's book "The philosophy of Andy Warhol: from A to B and Back Again" (Mi filosofia de A a B y de B a A), which I really enjoyed or you can watch "Factory Girl" a 2006 film about Edie Sedgwick with Sienna Miller as her.
And of course you can watch Andy Warhol's films with Edie in them.

Meanwhile, I leave here a video of her I really really LOVE talking about her parents views on her lifestyle, not really common then. I bet she was such a sweet girl.

1 comentario:

  1. Oh she is such an inspiration! Her photos are all fantastic! Love love.


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