“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary": First Edition of Andy Warhol's Exposures; Signed Three Times by Andy Warhol With A Drawing
Andy Warhol’s Exposures.
Item Number: 7273
New York: Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.
First edition of Warhol’s candid and engaging photobook. Quarto, original cloth. Signed twice by Andy Warhol with a doodle on the half-title page, and additionally signed by Warhol on the dust jacket. Bookplate, fine in a very good dust jacket. Text by Andy Warhol with Bob Colacello.
“I don’t think Studio 54 is like pagan Rome. I think it’s like junior high school.” This collection of Warhol’s photographs includes wonderful sections on President Jimmy Carter, Truman Capote, Dali, Studio 54 and numerous celebrities, artists and musicians. The impromptu artistry of Exposures and other photobooks, expressing “the freewheeling existential exuberance and energy of Warhol… [became] a primary inspiration for the Japanese photobook” (Parr & Badger II:144).