Libro autografato al colophon dall’artista.


Andy Warhol Index Book

New York, Random House, Inc., 1967.

Silver foil wrappers with b&w photo. Contributors include Andy Warhol, Stephen Shore, Billy Name, Nat Finkelstein, Paul Morissey, Ondine, Nico, Christopher Cerf, Alan Rinzler, Gerald Harrison, Akihito Shirakawa and David Paul. Unpaginated (74 pages), with pop-ups, fold-outs and affixed items, one flexi 45-rpm record and black-and-white illustrations throughout. 11-1/8 x 8-5/8 inches. CONDITION: good. Castle pop-up is in excellent condition, red accordion is attached, complete and excellent in form but only inhales and exhales with gentle silence, bi-plane pop-up is attached, complete, clean ready for lift-off and fully-functioning; “The Chelsea Girls” paper wheel mounted on a spring is in fine shape, the self-inflating dodecahedron is complete (rubber band is slack), on string and with sharp corners revolving around subject’s nipple, the Lou Reed Picture Disc Record is attached and in excellent shape with center hole unpunched, the double image of the rainbow nose with pink overlay is complete, functioning, clean and sharp, as are the fold-out pages, the “Hunts Tomato Paste” can pop-up is complete, functioning and in excellent condition, six of the rectangular tear-offs, from the “FOR A BIG SURPRISE!!!” page are present including all printed with “Andy Warhol’s” name Bound in publisher’s original paper-covered boards with 3-dimentional overlayon front cover, over black cloth spine lettered in silver. Very Good with some soiling and toning to covers.
Complete with pop-up castle; paper accordion (soft squeak); multi-color airplane pop-up; “Chelsea Girls” paper disc attached on spring; folded geodesic shape on string (present but detached); 45 RPM flexi-disc (present but detached) with portrait of Lou Reed which supposedly plays an unrecorded song by Nico and the Velvet Underground; illustrated nose with colored onlay on a double-folded pop-up Hunt’s Tomato Paste can; sheet of color changing stamps (two squares missing); balloon present though fused between two pages as typically found. One of the best summations of Warhol’s aesthetic in book form.