Creative Direction, Exhibit Design, Experience Planning
Edith Minturn Sedgwick Post, Andy Warhol’s iconic Factory muse, burst onto the Manhattan art/pop culture scene in the mid 1960’s and soon became what Vanity Fair called “the avatar of Warhol’s desires.” Gorgeous, reed-thin and exceedingly rich from a family that Andy declared went “all the way back to the Pilgrims” she soon began modeling and exploded onto the scene as “Girl of The Year.” Vogue’s Diana Vreeland dubbed her a “Youthquaker,” and in 1965 when Warhol turned from pop art soup can works to film, she became his “Marilyn,” the “It girl” of the era, a status that propelled her onto the cover of Life Magazine
Art served as both escape and respite for Edith Minturn 'Edie' Sedgwick, the tragic actress, fashion model, and Andy Warhol superstar whose electric charm and beauty embodied the mercurial youth movement of 1960s Manhattan. Her rise and fall have become a part of pop lore, documented through page, screen, and song, casting Edie in a dual role as icon and victim of the underground art scene.
Given Edie's short life and restless, unpredictable nature, holographic material from her remains nearly unobtainable. As such, this unprecedented collection of her own personal artwork, created during her most influential and turbulent period, represents a unique and singular event never again to be repeated.