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Richard Bernstein (American, 1939-2002), "Candy Darling", screenprint in colors, ca. 1970, signed and inscribed AP

Richard Bernstein (American, 1939-2002), "Candy Darling", screenprint in colors, ca. 1970, signed and inscribed AP

Product Description:

Signed and dated in pencil lower right "Richard Bernstein 5/5/94", inscribed in pencil "AP" center, dedicated in pencil lower left "For Jimmy XOXOXO", unframed

Dimensions:

Image: Height 22.5 in. x Width 32 in.
Sheet: Height 23.25 in. x Width 32.5 in.

Condition:

Rolled and with a few associated creases to the edges. One very small tear to the margin. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

A gift from the artist, New York, 1994
Collection of the performer and acclaimed Marilyn Monroe impersonator Jimmy James, San Antonio, Texas
See photographs for an image of James dressed as Marilyn Monroe, 1992

About The Artist:

Over the course of fifteen years, the American artist Richard F. Bernstein (1939-2002) created more than 120 glamorous celebrity portraits for the cover of Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine. Starting in 1960, Bernstein lived in New York's Chelsea Hotel with a group that included Warhol Superstars Edie Sedgwick, Viva, Nico, and Ultra Violet. A longtime member of the Warhol circle, Bernstein was a regular at the fashionable nightclub Studio 54. ''Richard Bernstein's faces are wonderful,'' Warhol once said, adding, ''They're so colorful, and he makes everyone look so famous.'' Bernstein passed away due to complications of AIDS in 2002.

This image depicts the fabulous Candy Darling (born James “Jimmy” Lawrence Slattery, 1944-1974), an American transgender actress. Candy was one of the Pop artist Andy Warhol's Superstars, starring in his films Flesh and Women in Revolt. She was also a muse to the band The Velvet Underground and inspired the musician Lou Reed to write the songs Candy Says and Walk on the Wild Side. She died of leukemia in 1974.

This work was a gift from Richard Bernstein to his friend, the American drag performer “The One and Many” Jimmy James. James is best known for impersonating the American actress Marilyn Monroe, and appeared on several talk shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has received several awards throughout his career, including The M.A.C. Award NYC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Club Performers), The Glammy Award NYC, Provincetown Lifetime Achievement Award, and Backstage Magazine Bistro Award NYC. See photographs for an image of James dressed as Marilyn Monroe, 1992.

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Richard Bernstein (American, 1939-2002), "Candy Darling", screenprint in colors, ca. 1970, signed and inscribed AP

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