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Candy Darling

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Candy Darling as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“Candy Darling, an actress and model, became one of Warhol’s superstars, starting with a role in Flesh alongside Joe Dallesandro. The two were later photographed together by Richard Avedon. She also had a leading role in Warhol’s Women in Revolt and became a close friend of Lou Reed and muse to the Velvet Underground. A transgender icon ahead of her time, she died at twenty-nine of lymphoma. Candy is the cover girl for the Smiths single ‘Sheila Take a Bow.’”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎