New York: Andy Warhol Books/Grosset & Dunlap, 1979. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in silver, printed endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Inscribed presentation copy of Warhol's great photobook, with an original double-page portrait drawing of Victor Bockris, Warhol's friend and biographer. A record of his nights out and beyond, Andy Warhol's Exposures gathers 360 black-and-white photos of his "rich, powerful, beautiful, or famous" friends, including Bianca and Mick Jagger, Liza Minelli, Jackie Onassis, Lou Reed, Muhammad Ali, Catherine Deneuve, Marisa Berenson, David Hockney, Truman Capote, and everyone else. "I have a Social Disease. I have to go out every night....After I've filled my plastic shopping bag from Brownie's Health Food Shop with TDK ninety-minute tapes, Kodak TX-36 black-and-white film, and Duracell Alkaline AA batteries, I run out to my first party of the evening. I usually catch the tail end of a cocktail party, then go to a couple of dinners, stop off at Le Club, Regine's, or Xenon, and end up at Studio 54." Edited by Interview magazine editor Colacello, with art direction by frequent Warhol collaborator photographer Christopher Makos. The black Magic Marker portrait of Bockris appears on the verso of the front free endpaper and the opposing half-title, where Warhol has crossed out his own printed last name, written in "Victor," and placed his signature. British-born downtown journalist Bockris (photo on p.4, third from top) was a regular contributor to Warhol's Interview magazine, and has written or co-written books on the Velvet Underground, Blondie and Muhammad Ali, among others. His biography of Warhol, The Life and Death of Andy Warhol, appeared in 1989. With penciled note to title-page: "Inscribed to biographer + intimate Victor Bockris w/full double page portrait," in the hand of the late art and rare book dealer John McWhinnie, who previously sold this copy. Rolling to spine, some dustiness and a few small stains to cloth; price-clipped dust jacket with minor edgewear. An excellent association/presentation copy. Item #1026