INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WARHOL, WITH HIS ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A CAMPBELL'S SOUP CAN
WARHOL, Andy. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again). New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1975). Octavo, original half orange cloth, original dust jacket. $4500.
First edition, first printing, inscribed on the half title: "To A—," and signed by Andy Warhol, with an original full-page sketch of a soup can inscribed "Campell's Tomato Soup" by him, a fine copy.
The father of pop-art waxes philosophic about art ("An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need"), beauty ("Beautiful people are more prone to keep you waiting than plain people are…") and success ("Think rich. Look poor"). With bookplate of the recipient. Laid-in card (4-1/4 by 6-1/4 inches) from Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles, addressed in print to noted artist Rita Yokoi, postmarked "Los Angeles Sept 13' 75": containing printed notification: "Andy Warhol will be present to autograph copies… on Friday, September 19." Small clipping of a portrait of Warhol affixed to rear pastedown.
A fine copy.