Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 1995. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards, spine lettered in white, boards lettered in red.
Collection of 53 color and black-and-white plates of drawings, prints and paintings of nudes (almost entirely male) by Warhol. The works fall into two groupings: the Cocteau and Matisse-inflected line drawings of the 1950s, followed by the cooler, more explicit drawings, prints and photos of the 70s and 80s. "Certainly, these works have something to do with the open flaunting of homosexual enjoyment, with the basic pleasures involved in looking at beautiful male bodies and male-only sexual fun and games. Andy himself openly approved of pornography as an almost therapeutic consumer item" (from the introductory essay, "Sex Is So Abstract," by art historian Nochlin). With a list of plates. Published to accompany an exhibit at the Robert Miller Gallery, New York (and issued simultaneously with the gallery's own exhibition catalog). Owner name in marker to upper pastedown. Light edgewear. Very good. Item #198