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Original sketch of a female face by Edie Sedgwick, accomplished in graphite on an off-white 9 x 12 sheet of sketching paper, depicting a lovely young woman in close-up, her neck slightly curved and her long hair brushed to the left to hang with emphasis given to the intensity of her eyes. Signed with her artist signature below, “EMS-65.” Matted to an overall size of 13.5 x 16. In fine condition.
Sedgwick arrived in NYC in the summer of 1964 and, a year later, she was a star. She lived lavishly, feverishly, befriended Bob Dylan, and joined forces with Andy Warhol. She had become one of NYC’s most sought-after faces, appearing as ‘The Girl with the Black Tights’ in the November issue of Life magazine and being named as a ‘Youthquaker’ in the August issue of Vogue. As this portrait indicates, Sedgwick, in between her parties and movies and glamour shoots, still found time for artwork, this being a skillfully drawn rendering of perhaps a friend, a photo, or maybe even herself.