ANDY WARHOL'S INDEX BOOK
Random House, 1967, First Printing, Unpaginated, 8 3/4" X 11 3/4", Hardcover with holographic image attached to front board
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, 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." and a balloon between two pages which has decayed & fuses them, as always. 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.
Quite scarce with all ten interior elements intact!