Andy Warhol. Text by Warhol with Bob Colacello.
Hutchinson. London. 1979. First edition. British edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, silver title to spine, dust jacket. Signed by Warhol in brown ink to front panel of jacket and to half-title, with small drawing of a shield/broken-heart[?]. 255 pages. Illustrated throughout with 360 b&w photographs. English. 290 x 240mm. 1.4kg. 091392004. Very good, in good dust jacket; some shelf wear to jacket, a few short tears to rear panel of jacket, some repaired with tape to verso, some browning to top edge, not price-clipped; slight bubbling to cloth of front board, slight spotting to top edge.
'My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous. It's being in the right place at the wrong time.'
Andy Warhol's photographs of friends and stars, double-signed by the artist. Warhol was at the centre of the New York scene of the 1970s. He knew everyone and, by the evidence of this book, photographed everyone. Photos of stars such as Mick Jagger, Truman Capote, Jacquie Onassis, Liza Minnelli, Halston and Diana Vreeland are complemented by Warhol's own witty and ironic anecdotes. This was Warhol's first book of photographs.