6071. Dedication copy from Andy Warhol

DEDICATION COPY. WARHOL, ANDY. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). New York - London (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) 1975.

8vo (c. 210x135 mm.). (14), (4), 5-241, (1 blank) pp.
Quarter orange cloth lettered in black and white over yellow boards , somewhat soiled in the margins. Original dustwrapper, spine very slightlty worn at head and foot. Inscribed on halftitle "To Jerry (in pencil) Best Regards Andy Warhol (in black ink)". First edition.

The book is an assemblage of self-consciously ironic "quotable quotes" about love, beauty, fame, work, sex, time, death, economics, success, and art, among other topics, by the "Prince of Pop". The Philosophy was ghostwritten by Warhol's frequent collaborator, Pat Hackett, and Interview Magazine editor Bob Colacello. Much of the material is drawn from taped interviews Hackett made with Warhol specifically for the book, and also from conversations Warhol had taped between himself and Colacello and Brigid Berlin.