David Gamble is a multidisciplinary artist from London, now based in New Orleans. His body of work consists of paintings, works on paper, and photographs, all of which have been exhibited globally.
Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, Gamble worked as one of the foremost international editorial photographers for publications such as the Observer, the Independent, LIFE, Fortune, the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, and more. Over his decades-long career spanning the commercial, journalistic, and fine art realms, Gamble has photographed such illustrious figures as Stephen Hawking and the Dalai Lama with several of his portraits included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
In 1987, Gamble won the Kodak Award for Best Photographer in Europe as well as a World Press Photo Award in 1988 for his portrait of Stephen Hawking, which was used as the notable cover of Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time.”
In 1989 he was given The American Photography Award. His renown in the world of photography led to his being contacted in 1987 by Andy Warhol’s manager Fred Hughes, as well as the Warhol Foundation, for a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Andy Warhol's house
In 1987, a few weeks after Andy Warhol’s untimely death, David Gamble was entrusted with the responsibility to record the contents Andy Warhol’s NYC house before it all went to auction. The highly anticipated Sotheby’s sale that followed, featured 10,000 lots including artwork, clothing, décor, and many more personal objects. The $25 million raised, went to support the establishment of the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Andy Warhol's Living Room, East 66 Street NYC 1987
In 1988 Sotheby’s New York hosted one of the most talked-about auctions of the decade, the sale of the Estate of Andy Warhol. In addition to paintings and sculpture, some of the most hotly sought- after items were Warhol’s personal effects, including, décor, clothing, and even his 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The goal of the sale was to raise funds for the then fledgling Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In April 2018, two of Gamble’s photographs from the Andy Warhol House series, to which Andy Warhol’s Kitchen belongs, almost trebled their original high estimate value at a Sotheby’s auction, meanwhile generating substantial media buzz.