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A popular artist, Andy Warhol also became the father of an extravagant arty tribe when he established his Factory, in New York, in 1962. From then, his studio that served to the production of films, paintings, silkscreens, scripts, music, photographs and the making of a magazine, Interview, in 1968, was populated by his ‘superstars’, a crew of drug-taking intellectuals, drag queens, musicians, actresses, models, writers, fellow artists, and socialites that inspired him or collaborated with him. Amongst Warhol’s Superstars, stood Edie Sedgwick he wanted to install as the queen of the Factory, Nico, Ultra Violet introduced by Salvador Dali but also Candy Darling, Joe Dellasandro or Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fascinated by the concept of celebrity, Andy Warhol offered his queer clique a glamorous life as they appeared in his artworks and at his sides in social events and parties, he thus made them epitomize his iconic dictum: ‘In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.’ And the Warhol Superstars surely became famous and imprinted not only Andy Warhol’s art but also pop culture thanks to a song written by Lou Reed and David Bowie, an ode to the individuals that chose to Walk on the Wild Side.

Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick on the Norelco monitor at The Scene Nightclub, NYC, spring 1965. Photo  by David McCabe
Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick on the Norelco monitor at The Scene Nightclub, NYC, spring 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol & Gerard Malaga working at the Factory, NYC, March 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol & Gerard Malaga working at the Factory, NYC, March 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, ca. 1981
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, ca. 1981
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, self-portait polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1969
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, self-portait polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling at a Manhattan Theater for the Premiere of Midnight Cowboy, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling at a Manhattan Theater for the Premiere of Midnight Cowboy, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Richard Avedon, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Richard Avedon, 1969
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling, ca. 1970
Andy Warhol and Candy Darling, ca. 1970
Andy Warhol and Divine, Copacabana, New York, 1976. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum
Andy Warhol and Divine, Copacabana, New York, 1976. Photo by Allan Tannenbaum
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1964
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1964
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, ca. 1966
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, ca. 1966
Andy Warhol and Isabella Blow, 1986
Andy Warhol and Isabella Blow, 1986
Andy Warhol and Jack Nicholson, 1970s
Andy Warhol and Jack Nicholson, 1970s
Andy Warhol and Members of The Factory - Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith, 1963. Photo by Dennis Hopper
Andy Warhol and Members of The Factory - Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith, 1963. Photo by Dennis Hopper
Andy Warhol and Nico as Batman and Robin for Esquire Magazine, 1967
Andy Warhol and Nico as Batman and Robin for Esquire Magazine, 1967
Andy Warhol and Nico, 1967
Andy Warhol and Nico, 1967
Andy Warhol and Nico, ca. 1965
Andy Warhol and Nico, ca. 1965
Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali at St. Regis Hotel, 1966
Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali at St. Regis Hotel, 1966
Andy Warhol and Paloma Picasso by Jean-Paul Goude, 1970s
Andy Warhol and Paloma Picasso by Jean-Paul Goude, 1970s
Andy Warhol and Tennessee Williams by James Kavallines, 1967
Andy Warhol and Tennessee Williams by James Kavallines, 1967
Andy Warhol directing Beauty #2 in a New York City apartment, 1965. Photo by Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol directing Beauty #2 in a New York City apartment, 1965. Photo by Bob Adelman
Andy Warhol holding an unrolled acetate of “Marilyn” in the Factory, 1964. Photo by William John Kennedy
Andy Warhol holding an unrolled acetate of “Marilyn” in the Factory, 1964. Photo by William John Kennedy
Andy Warhol on the set of Querelle directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
Andy Warhol on the set of Querelle directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
Andy Warhol wearing an Inca headdress with Salvador Dali at St. Regis Hotel, NYC winter 1964-65. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol wearing an Inca headdress with Salvador Dali at St. Regis Hotel, NYC winter 1964-65. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga and Chuck Wein by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga and Chuck Wein by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol with Gerard Malanga, Danny Williams and Bob Dylan, 1965
Andy Warhol with Gerard Malanga, Danny Williams and Bob Dylan, 1965
Andy Warhol with Marcel Duchamp, 1966
Andy Warhol with Marcel Duchamp, 1966
Andy Warhol with Ultra-Violet and Viva, 1968
Andy Warhol with Ultra-Violet and Viva, 1968
Andy Warhol by Dennis Hopper, 1963
Andy Warhol by Dennis Hopper, 1963
Andy Warhol by Richard Avedon, 1969
Andy Warhol by Richard Avedon, 1969
Andy Warhol, Candy Darling and Steve Brandt by Gerard Malanga, ca. 1970
Andy Warhol, Candy Darling and Steve Brandt by Gerard Malanga, ca. 1970
Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve et Edie Sedgwick, at Castel, rue Princesse, Paris, circa 1965. Photo by Jean Jacques Bugat
Andy Warhol, Catherine Deneuve et Edie Sedgwick, at Castel, rue Princesse, Paris, circa 1965. Photo by Jean Jacques Bugat
Andy Warhol, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, 1980s
Andy Warhol, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, 1980s
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso by Robin Platzer at Studio 54, 1978
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso by Robin Platzer at Studio 54, 1978
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick & Chuck Wein at a party at the Empire State Building, NYC, spring 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick & Chuck Wein at a party at the Empire State Building, NYC, spring 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Gerard Malanga waiting in their hotel room for Andy’s Flowers show to open at Gallerie Sonnabend, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Gerard Malanga waiting in their hotel room for Andy’s Flowers show to open at Gallerie Sonnabend, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney & David Goodman by Dennis Hooper, 1963
Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney & David Goodman by Dennis Hooper, 1963
Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and Debbie Harry at Studio 54, c. 1977
Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and Debbie Harry at Studio 54, c. 1977
Andy Warhol, Lauren Hutton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Brooke Shields at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982
Andy Warhol, Lauren Hutton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Brooke Shields at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson & Steve Rubell @ Studio 54, New York City 1977
Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson & Steve Rubell @ Studio 54, New York City 1977
Andy Warhol, Nico and The Velvet Underground,by Steve Shapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol, Nico and The Velvet Underground,by Steve Shapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait in Fright Wig, 1985
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait in Fright Wig, 1985
Andy Warhol, Self-portrait, 1986
Andy Warhol, Self-portrait, 1986
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, ca. 1971
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, ca. 1971
Bianca Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1977
Bianca Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1977
Bianca Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1981
Bianca Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1981
Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga, c. 1965
Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga, c. 1965
Brigid Berlin, Candy Darling, Andy Warhol, and Ultra Violet by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Brigid Berlin, Candy Darling, Andy Warhol, and Ultra Violet by Cecil Beaton, 1969
Burt Glinn, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein, New York, 1965
Burt Glinn, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein, New York, 1965
Calvin Klein, Fran Lebowitz, Andy Warhol and Steve Rubell by Robert Roth at Studio 54, 1981
Calvin Klein, Fran Lebowitz, Andy Warhol and Steve Rubell by Robert Roth at Studio 54, 1981
Candy Darling and Andy Warhol at Lou Reed concert in New York, photographed by Anton Perich, 1973
Candy Darling and Andy Warhol at Lou Reed concert in New York, photographed by Anton Perich, 1973
Candy Darling, Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol, Corey Tippin and Donna Jordan by Bill King, 1971
Candy Darling, Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol, Corey Tippin and Donna Jordan by Bill King, 1971
Candy Darling, Ultra Violet, unidentified, Andy Warhol and Brigid Polk (also known as Brigid Berlin) by Fred W. McDarrah, 1969
Candy Darling, Ultra Violet, unidentified, Andy Warhol and Brigid Polk (also known as Brigid Berlin) by Fred W. McDarrah, 1969
Charles Henri Ford & Gerard Malanga 1968, Photo booth with Andy Warhol
Charles Henri Ford & Gerard Malanga 1968, Photo booth with Andy Warhol
Chuck Wein, Andy Warhol & Gerard Malanga playing the band The Executives' equipment at The Scene nightclub, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Chuck Wein, Andy Warhol & Gerard Malanga playing the band The Executives' equipment at The Scene nightclub, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga & Andy Warhol board a plane, NYC,  1965. Photo by David McCabe
Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga & Andy Warhol board a plane, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
David Bailey, Andy Warhol, 1965
David Bailey, Andy Warhol, 1965
Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga & Andy Warhol in McCabes's studio, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga & Andy Warhol in McCabes's studio, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
David Bailey, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga and Chuck Wein, 1965
David Bailey, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga and Chuck Wein, 1965
David Dalton, Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name and Larry Latreille with Andy Warhol at the Factory, NYC,  1965. Photo by David McCabe
David Dalton, Chuck Wein, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name and Larry Latreille with Andy Warhol at the Factory, NYC, 1965. Photo by David McCabe
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol at work on a portrait of Debbie Harry, 1985
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol at work on a portrait of Debbie Harry, 1985
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol, 1979
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol, 1979
Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol and Members of The Factory (Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith), 1963
Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol and Members of The Factory (Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith), 1963
Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol by Bob Colacello, ca. 1975
Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol by Bob Colacello, ca. 1975
Dominique de Menil with Andy Warhol at the RIDS Museum, 1969
Dominique de Menil with Andy Warhol at the RIDS Museum, 1969
Dominique de Menil, Jane Forth and Andy Warhol during the opening of the Rice Museum exhibition, October 1969
Dominique de Menil, Jane Forth and Andy Warhol during the opening of the Rice Museum exhibition, October 1969
Douglas Kirkland, Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol, Château Marmont, Hollywood, 1970
Douglas Kirkland, Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol, Château Marmont, Hollywood, 1970
Duane Michals, Andy Warhol, 1972
Duane Michals, Andy Warhol, 1972
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1965
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