Son of Andy Warhol. Taylor Mead.
Son of Andy Warhol

Son of Andy Warhol

New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1986. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Signed by Taylor Mead, Legendary Underground Actor & New Yorker. This publication from legendary Lower East Sider Taylor Mead is a centerpiece rarity for any collector interested in New York City during the 1950s & 1960s. Mead, who became infamous for his roles in Andy Warhol's avant-garde films, was also in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He experienced firsthand the scene constellating around City Lights Books and was inspired by the first San Francisco Renaissance to study these writers, soon beginning to write himself. Mead is also a little-known native son of Michigan, home state of Third Mind Books, where he was born to wealthy parents in Grosse Pointe. Ironically, Mead claims to have come to New York because "he thought [in New York] it would be easy to be anonymous." After working his way into the burgeoning literary scene on the Lower East Side, he began giving readings at local staples like the Cafe Le Metro. Soon he caught the attention of Andy Warhol, and Warhol invited him on a cross-country trip to Los Angeles, where Mead would become virtually co-director for Warhol's film "Tarzan and Jane Regained...Sort Of." Mead's reminiscences of the Lower East Side are integral, historic first-hand accounts that are "told like it is" with brash yet endearing candor. There are many classic videos online of Mead, and Jim Jarmusch's "Excavating Taylor Mead" documentary has invaluably added to the wealth of resources about Mead and New York during the 50s & 60s. This book is signed in blue pen by Mead, and the signature reads: "Taylor Mead" on front-facing endpaper. Book in very fine condition with only moderate rubbing, shelf-wear to front, back covers and fine-edges; small coffee stain appearing at top text block. Very Fine. [Item #2987]

Price: $175.00

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