Signed Limited Edition, 1967 - #68 of 365. Signed and Numbered by Andy Warhol as well as initialed 10 times on the multiples. This is a signed, limited edition of Andy Warhol's classic artist book "Index" published by the Random House, NY in 1967. The book is a compilation of interviews, art inserts, pop-ups, photographs, recording discs, and descriptions of life at the Factory.An important Warhol document and an absolutely iconic publication of the psychedelic era in New York. The photographs are by Billy Name and other Warhol co-conspirators with the assistance of Stephen Shore, Paul Morrissey, Ondine, and Nico.
The book has been signed and numbered (68 of 365) by Andy Warhol on the front cover and he has also initialed all 10 multiples/objects. All objects (with the exception of the balloon which was removed before pages bound together) are present and in great shape. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth-backed white printed boards with the front board featuring a silver paste down holographic montage. This is a notoriously fragile book and is prone to condition issues.
This copy is no exception. I have classified the book as Near Fine+ with a split seam (see photo) and tears to two pages that occurred when Andy Warhol opened the sealed pages to initial the mobile (see images with Lou Reed disk and string mobile).
As noted previously, the balloon was removed (fortunately) and only the masking tape that would hold the balloon remains (slight staining on reverse). There is also a tiny lower corner bump that appears to the front cover not affecting the contents that must have been there when Warhol signed and numbered the front cover based on the marker signature. Overall, this is a wonderful copy of a scarce and highly sought after book. Cited in "The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century" by Andrew Roth. Who we are - D&D Galleries was founded in 1985.
We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Provincial Bookfair Association of Great Britain (PBFA). Our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S. And Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history, sets and bindings.The item "Andy Warhol's Index Book, 1967 Signed Limited Edition, #68 of 365" is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "dnd-galleries" and is located in Somerville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.