POPism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett
First Edition, First Printing, 1980
Signed by Andy Warhol
This is a signed first edition, first printing of “POPism: The Warhol Sixties” published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York in 1980. POPism is based in part on the endless reels of audio tape that Warhol obsessively recorded after acquiring a portable tape deck in the mid-60s. Warhol reminisces about his career and the minutiae of his life, discussing with equal emphasis going out to dinner with friends and making the switch from advertising to "art"--first with paintings, including his instantly recognizable Campbell's soup can, and then silkscreen, the period that produced both his Marilyn Monroe and Disaster series. Commenting on the book, Andy Warhol wrote, “"This is my personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York is the 1960s. In writing it, Pat Hackett and I have reconstructed the decade, starting in '60 when I began to paint my first Pop canvases. It's a look back at what life was like then for my friends and me..".
Measuring approximately 10” by 8”, the book is a hard cover bound in dark gray/ black cloth with a photographically illustrated dust jacket that has not been price clipped. The book and the dust jacket are in FINE condition. The book is protected by a mylar cover.
The book is boldly signed on the first free endpaper by Andy Warhol.
Photographs of the book and the signature page appear in the photo section of the listing.