Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Catalog’, 1965, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

First Edition.
A catalogue published in conjunction with Andy Warhol's first museum exhibition, held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, October 8 – November 21, 1965. Famously organized by Sam Green, the then 25 year-old director of Philadelphia ICA, appointed largely as a result of his relationship with Warhol. Created with Ben Birillo, who had been responsible for some of the most recognizable Pop art ephemera of the era, the pages are printed on heavy card stock colored green, silver, and blue, with mostly full-bleed images, 27 total, and entirely devoid of text, save Green's opening essay. Minute abrasion and crease to the rear cover, a near fine copy in the distinctive wrappers, illustrated with Campbell's Soup Cans. Nice copy with no loose pages of an important book in Warhol's canon; very hard to find in collector's condition

Publisher: Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art

Published in conjunction with Andy Warhol's first museum exhibition, held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, October 8 – November 21, 1965

Donald J. Christal, California

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York