New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1989. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's color camoflage-illustrated boards, spine stamped black, turquoise endpapers, original black-printed pictorial acetate dust jacket.
Exhibition catalog for the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark Warhol retrospective (February 6 - May 2, 1989), the first “full-scale critical examination” of the Pop icon's career, spanning “the wide range of his creativity, from the earliest work of the fifties to works executed just before his untimely death, in February 1987” (from the foreword). “He quite simply changed how we all see the world around us” (from MoMA curator McShine's introduction). Illustrated with 460 plates, reproductions and photos (277 in color); essays by art historians and curators McShine, Robert Rosenblum, Marco Livingstone, and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh; and with a chronology, bibliography, index of plates, series of portraits and recollections of Warhol by his contemporaries, and a chapter of "Warhol In His Own Words": "I never wanted to be a painter. I wanted to be a tap dancer." Trivial shelfwear to bottom edges of boards; minor rubbing to unclipped dust jacket, with a few scratches and small nick to head of spine. Near fine. Item #518