Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Portraits of the 1970s (Limited Edition Book of 120 Bound Offset Lithographs) Hand Signed, Numbered  by Warhol (Whitney Museum)’, 1979, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare 1979 First (and only) Edition monograph is held in the original slipcase, and is hand signed by Andy Warhol and numbered 14 out of only 200 on the first front end page (see image). This rare collectible features text, accompanied by 120 full page color offset lithograph bound, double sided plates on regular pages. (Total pages are: 145) It was published by the Whitney Museum in collaboration with Random House, in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, November 20, 1979 to January 27, 1980. Text foreword is by Tom Armstrong, the Whitney's director. Total pages are: 145
The portraits included are:
Giovanni Agnelli, Marella Agnelli, Corice Arman, Marian Block, Irving Blum, Truman Capote, Cristina Caramati, Leo Castelli, Carol Coleman, Norman Fisher, Kay Fortson, Tina Freeman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Henry Geldzahler, Halston, Brooke Hayward, Barbara Heizer, Michael Heizer, Carolina Herrera, David Hockney, Baby Jane Holzer, Dennis Hopper, Victor Hugo, Alexander Iolas, Caroline Ireland, Charles Ireland, Mick Jagger, Paul Jenkins, Katie Jones, Ivan Karp, Marilyn Karp, Evelyn Kuhn, Jane Lang, Francis Lewis, Sydney Lewis, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein, Daryl Lillie, Joe MacDonald, Erich Marx, Golda Meir, Liza Minnelli, Lynda Palevsky, Kimiko Powers, John Richardson, Helene Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent, Sao Schlumberger, Gale Smith, Ileana Sonnabend, Sofu Teshigahara, Janet Villela, Doda Voridis, Frederick Weisman, Marcia Weisman, Jamie Wyeth
Portraits of the 70's, 1979
Color plates bound in book in original box
Signed and numbered 14/200
9 1/2" x 8 5/8" (closed book)
Publisher: Random House in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Condition: note that the exterior slipcase (the outside box) has paper loss, scuffing, scratching, agewear, peeling etc. - definitely vintage - but it served its purpose of protecting the book itself which is in very good condition, and the interior pages are clean and crisp and bright. Not ex-library; No markings whatsoever - apart from Warhol's inimitable signature. This limited edition signed and numbered 1979 vintage monograph/portfolio - First and only Edition - is quite elusive nowadays and makes a memorable and distinctive gift.

Pencil signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 200.

Signature: Pencil signed by Andy Warhol and numbered 14, from the edition of 200

Publisher: The Whitney Museum in Collaboration with Random House, Inc.

Whitney Museum

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States