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Photographs of Andy Warhol’s apartment, just after he died, by David Gamble


In 1987, multidisciplinary artist David Gamble was contacted by Andy Warhol’s manager Fred Hughes, as well as the Warhol Foundation, for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Warhol had just passed days earlier, and Sotheby’s was planning an auction of his vast estate. Gamble was given access to shoot throughout Warhol’s untouched 66th Street NYC apartment in a call to action originally intended to document the late artist’s belongings that were to be auctioned. This undertaking soon took on a life of its own as Gamble began to document the personal artifacts that left behind relatable traces of the otherwise enigmatic Warhol’s quotidian existence: his medicine cabinet, his kitchen sink, his wig, his watch. Gamble’s photographic decisions provide an unflinching perspective of the highly private artist’s closely guarded personal life. Now, 30 years to the month after the auction of Warhol’s estate, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off, for the first time, two of Gamble’s rare photographs from inside the 66th Street apartment. The auction will take place tomorrow, April 10th at Sotheby’s New York, and was preceded last week by an exhibition of the work to be auctioned. Today, The Eye of Photography presents a selection of these unique photographs.




Auction on April 10, 2018
Sotheby’s New York
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