Andy Warhol's Exposures. Photographs and jacket design by Andy Warhol. Text by Warhol and Bob Colacello. Edited by Colacello. Art Direction by Christopher Makos. Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. Unpaged [249 pp.]. Large quarto (9 3/4 x 11 3/8 in./29 x 24 cm.). First printing. SIGNED by Warhol on dust jacket and additionally INSCRIBED by him on half-title page with heart drawing, 'To Joe/love/Andy Warhol'; also INSCRIBED by Warhol personalities Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dallasandro. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Endpapers printed with index of names of subjects in photos. 360 black-and-white reproductions. Laid in are a hand-written presentation letter from recipient of inscriptions to a friend plus a note from the same individual certifying the authenticity of signatures.
"In the end, Andy Warhol's Exposures, like every book by Andy from the Philosophy to the posthumous Diaries, was as much about denial as revelation...Social Disease was what we wanted the book to be called... Then someone at B. Dalton said that they'd have to order fewer copies for their suburban and small-town stores if that was the title, and we settled on Exposures...Andy Warhol went on a promotional tour lasting more than three weeks to hype the book. Washington D.C. was the first stop on the tour. At a dinner for "a dozen capital grandees" at the Jockey Club at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Fred Hughes offered the wife of Senator John Heinz some cocaine while the Senator was interviewing Warhol for the television show, 20/20."--Bob Colacello
Fine in Near Fine+/Fine- jacket; trace of wear to jacket edges; tiny tear at crown of spine; 1 in./2.5 cm. repaired tear lower jacket edge.