New York: The New Art Scene. Photographs by Ugo Mulas. Text by Alan Solomon. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967. 341 pp. Small folio. First edition. INSCRIBED on half-title page and dated 1972. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Gravure reproductions.
"Inspired by the strong American presence at the 1964 Venice Biennale, the Italian photographer Ugo Mulas made three extended visits to New York over the following years. The result [is this] massive, handsomely designed volume [that] captures the art world at one of its most volatile and vivid peaks...[Mulas] was ideally suited to infiltrate that scene as a sympathetic and unobtrusive observer...With more than 500 photos reproduced in heavily inked, knockout black-and-white, the book has a marvelous scope. Its arresting cover image--a pair of New York cops confronting a gaggle of bohemians at a party in Andy Warhol's Factory--isn't typical, but it suggests something of the scene's exhilaration and notoriety..."--Vince Aletti, in Roth (ed.), The Book of 101 Books
A gorgeous copy! Fine+; previous owner's name (recipient of inscription) on front pastedown; jacket with small internal reinforcements in 3 places, including one tiny internally repaired tear (.25 in./.5 cm.) at head of spine; otherwise Fine.