Andy Warhol's Index (Book). Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol's Index (Book)

New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1967. First Printing. Hardcover. The classic work of Pop Art in book form by Andy Warhol- silly, surreal & psychedelic. A statement by an enigma defined as much by the entourage at his Factory as by his own blank presence. This hardcover stated first printing contains all ten famous & fragile interior elements: An elaborate pop-up paper castle attached to two pages above the declaration "We're attacked constantly;" a bright red paper accordion attached to the intersection of a folded page; a colorful pop-up paper airplane attached between two pages; a paper disc with announcement & blurbs about Warhol's film Chelsea Girls, now loose but complete with loose spring & clear adhesive stickers; a folded paper geodesic structure with images of a nude, hairy-chested photographer, attached with black string to a circular sticker attached to a page; a 7" flexi-disc, paper with plastic grooved film on front side with image of Lou Reed, said to contain a recording by The Velvet Underground & Nico which may not have otherwise been released, & still attached between two pages with unbroken perforation & central hole still covered, therefore never played; a colorful two-overlay cut-out paper nose on the central section of a three-fold page; a pop-up paper Hunt's Tomato Paste can between two pages; a sheet of stamps still attached to a page with unbroken perforations & text above declaring "FOR A BIG SURPRISE!!! Tear out and place in a container of warm water." & a balloon between two pages which has decayed & fuses them, as apparently always the case after so long. With many images of Warhol & his associates including Gerard Malanga & "Superstar" Edie Sedgwick, along with members of the Velvet Underground including Reed, John Cale & Nico; an interview of Warhol with German interviewer's inquiries in gothic script & Warhol's sparse responses in a plain font; & more. With 3-D hologram image pasted to front board, no dust jacket as issued. A major collector's item, among the quintessential relics of the 1960s era. The extremely rare bag in which this first hardcover edition was originally released is not present, & there are two signatures of a previous owner- one horizontal on front endpaper with "return to" above & address below in thinner black felt marker with slight bleeding including onto the opposite & following page, & another vertical on first title page in regular black ink. Otherwise, this is a complete & exceptionally well-preserved item in all its delicate complexity. Pasted image on front board is slightly loose from age or possibly as issued, very mild rubbing to (mostly white portions) of front, back, edges & corners of boards, cloth spine with silver-gilt lettering perfectly mint. Interior very fine & complete with all elements as described above, with only very light browning to lighter edges, mild waving at front endpapers, title pages & (as always) the pages that contain the old balloon. Three small circular paper seals that originally enclosed the pages with the folded paper geodesic structure-on-a-string are broken, causing one very small gauge (the missing fragment is on the opposite half of the broken seal) & very minor waving. Very Fine. [Item #1868]

Price: $1,800.00