20th Century Boy. Duncan Hannah.

20th Century Boy. Notebooks of the Seventies

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated paper covered boards, pictorially illustrated endpapers.

First edition of painter and retired downtown bad boy Duncan Hannah’s portrait of the tumultuous and culturally rich 1970s. After years of sharing anecdotes at parties of his experiences and antics as a New York scenester, an editor friend suggested turning his extensive journal entries into a book. Comprising barely-edited accounts of Hannah’s mischievous and often star-studded experiences (cameos include the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Debbie Harry), this picarequese collection has been praised as one of the most accurate and entertaining portraits of the era. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white with photographs and facsimile reproductions of Hannah’s notebook pages amongst other contemporary ephemera. Fine. Item #3635


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