Provenance Sale: Sotheby's, The Collections of Frederick W. Hughes, 10 October 2001
Perhaps the most stellar of Andy Warhol 'Superstars', heiress, model and actress Edie Sedgwick still remains one of the period's most intriguing figures. Brought up in a respectable but dysfunctional Californian family, it was her escape to New York in the early 1960s that led her to fall in with the Factory crowd when she met Warhol in 1965. Her working relationship with Warhol lasted less than a year, but it is these short, intense months that have defined her eternally 'cool' image. The rest of Sedgwick's short life was a maelstrom of glamor and self-destruction, her appearances in various art house movies becoming less frequent as her drug addictions took hold, eventually leading to her shockingly early death in 1971. Films such as 2006's Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller demonstrate the continued fascination for all things Sedgwick.