ANDY WARHOL | HOLY CATS BY ANDY WARHOL'S MOTHER; A IS AN ALPHABET; AND S & H GREEN STAMPS (NOT IN FELDMAN & SCHELLMAN, F. & S. IV.1-26 AND F. & S. II.9)
Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD
1928 - 1987
HOLY CATS BY ANDY WARHOL'S MOTHER; A IS AN ALPHABET; AND S & H GREEN STAMPS (NOT IN FELDMAN & SCHELLMAN, F. & S. IV.1-26 AND F. & S. II.9)
One book comprising 20 offset lithographs, one portfolio of 26 offset lithographs and an offset lithograph printed in colors, 1953 - 65, together with eight books by various authors (11 books)
the first book overall: 235 by 150 by 5 mm 9¼ by 5⅞ by¼ in
This lot comprises:
Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother (Not in F. & S.), artist book comprising 20 offset lithographs, 1954, with original paper-covered boards with an offset lithograph, inscribed 'To Ron Andy's Warhol Mother', from the edition of unknown size, on various colored papers, bound
A is an Alphabet (F. & S. IV.1-26), 26 offset lithographs, 1953, from the edition if approximately 100, on wove paper, loose (as issued), uncut, lacking original cover
S & H Green Stamps (F. & S. II.9), offset lithograph printed in colors, 1965, from the edition of 6,000 folded prints used as announcements for a Warhol exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia
Warhol, published by Gian Enzo Sperone, 1965, leaflet with three pages printed on both sides with text in Italian
Andy Warhol’s Index Book, published by A Black Start Book/Random House, 1967, illustrated book comprising 39 offset lithographs, pop-ups in colors, plastic record and collage elements on wove papers, bound in original three-dimensional Rowlux and screenprinted cover, with original publisher's printed bag with original price sticker
Screen Tests / A Diary, published by Kulchur Press, 1967, illustrated book with 54...
Andy Warhol, Moderna Museet Exhibition Catalogue, edited by Andy Warhol, Kasper König, Pontus Hulten and Olle Granath, 1968
Andy Warhol, by Rainer Crone, published by Praeger Publihsers, 1970
Andy Warhol: His Early Works, 1947-1959, Exhibition Catalogue, compiled by Andreas Brown, published by Gotham Book Mart Gallery, 1971
The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol, by John Wilcock (with a cast of thousands), published by Other Screens Inc., 1971
Andy Warhol: Transcripts of David bailey’s ATV Documentary, published jointly by Bailey Litchfield/Mathews Miller Dunbar Lt., 1972
'Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother' is in generally good condition apart from minor discoloration and offprinting throughout. The cover also with a few tears and the binding string coming loose slightly at center fold.
'A is an Alphabet' is in good condition. The sheets are loose and uncut. With a few specks of tiny foxing and very slight discoloration at sheet edges. The sheets previously held together by a paperclip, with associated crease at top left corners. The first also with an associated pin hole and small rust stain on the verso. The sheet of 'N' and 'E' with a horizontal crease along upper right sheet edge. 'O' and 'W' with a soft diagonal crease at left and a small rust stain.
'S&H Green Stamps' is from the edition of 6,000 folded prints used as announcements for a Warhol exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The sheet with associated creasing throughout and a few tears along the folds. Discoloration at edges and each corner with a spot of skinning and some adhesive residue (one corner tip gone). A few pale stains on the verso, some showing through, and a few fox marks. (Two pin holes in top margin at center.)
Each work accompanied by a black clamshell box. For condition notes on the remaining books, please contact the Prints department.
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Ruth Horowitz, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner