(From A to B and Back Again) The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by the American artist Andy Warhol, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York 1975 - first edition. Signed copy by the author in acronyms: "AW".
The famous book of the American artist Andy Warhol [1928-1987], one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century and one of the original and wittiest among them - the pioneers of the American pop art movement (an artistic movement dealing with the connection between art and popular culture). In the book, Warhol formulates his philosophy of life on the great themes of life: success, love, beauty, advertising, work, money, cleanliness, art, death, and more. The book was written through the collaboration of Warhol with Pat Hackett, and the editor of "Interview" magazine Bob Colacello. A large part of the chapters that appear here are drawn from recorded interviews that Hackett conducted with Warhol especially for the book, and also from conversations that Warhol conducted between him and Colacello and Brigid Berlin. The book was even translated into Hebrew by Bavel Publishing in 2005.
In 1980, Warhol created the series: "Ten Portraits of Jews in the 20th Century" (Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century), a silk print, which appeared in the Jewish Museum of New York. The work includes the portraits of Sigmund Freud, Georg Gershwin and Golda Meir. The price of Warhol's works has risen considerably over the years. An extreme example of this is a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, whose price at the time it was created was $1,800, and was purchased in 1998 for $17.3 million. In May 2022, a portrait of Marilyn Monroe painted by Warhol sold for $195 million dollar.
241 p. Hardcover with the original Dust Jacket. all complete. Very good condition.