Title: The Andy Warhol Diaries [with Spy's "Index"]
Publisher: Warner Books, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition, First Printing Stated.
Cloth-backed paper over boards; dust jacket; 4to; pp. xix, 807, with b/w photo-illustrations printed on glossy stock at center. Boards a little scuffed; binding a bit shaken. Dust jacket faintly scratched; lightly wrinkled along the edges. With laid-in copy of Spy's INDEX, staple-bound pamphlet, front cover reads, "Think of All the Random Bitchiness in Andy Warhol's Published Diaries. Imagine If They Had an INDEX. Well, Now They Do.". Bookseller Inventory # JC9279
Synopsis: This international literary sensation turns the spotlight on one of the most influential and controversial figures in American culture. Filled with shocking observations about the lives, loves, and careers of the rich, famous, and fabulous, Warhol's journal is endlessly fun and fascinating.
Spanning the mid-1970s until just a few days before his death in 1987, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES is a compendium of the more than twenty thousand pages of the artist's diary that he dictated daily to Pat Hackett. In it, Warhol gives us the ultimate backstage pass to practically everything that went on in the world-both high and low. He hangs out with "everybody": Jackie O ("thinks she's so grand she doesn't even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big"), Yoko Ono ("We dialed F-U-C-K-Y-O-U and L-O-V-E-Y-O-U to see what happened, we had so much fun"), and "Princess Marina of, I guess, Greece," along with art-world rock stars Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, and Keith Haring.
Warhol had something to say about everyone who crossed his path, whether it was Lou Reed or Liberace, Patti Smith or Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson. A true cultural artifact, THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES amounts to a portrait of an artist-and an era-unlike any other.
About the Author: Pat Hackett, editor of THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES, was one of Warhol's closest confidantes. She co-authored POPism: The Warhol Sixties and Andy Warhol's Party Book with him, and co-authored the screenplay for Bad, Warhol's cult movie classic.
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