Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #9941
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1989. First Edition. Quarto (29x25x4cm); 480pp, including bibliography and index. Decorative pop-art binding in coated paper. Dustjacket of stiff clear acetate with screened images of Warhol front and back.
Both acetate jacket and volume itself are impeccable. Textblock unmarred and unmarked. Uncommon in retail with pristine—which is to say, uncrimped, untorn, unsunned, unbedeviled—acetate jacket, as with this copy.
Official catalog of the blockbuster 1989 Warhol exhibit, at once a retrospective and revival of the Warhol reputation. Richard Oldenburg, then director of MOMA, who wrote the Foreword, is the brother of artist Claes Oldenburg.