The Andy Warhol Diaries. Edited by Pat Hackett
New York: Warner Books, 1989. 1st Edition. Thick quarto, publisher's black cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, illustrated endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of Warhol’s posthumously published diaries, edited by his confidante and frequent collaborator Pat Hackett. Beginning in 1976, Warhol and Hackett spoke on the phone at around 9am every day, recounting the previous day's events. Hackett transcribed Warhol’s anecdotes and vignettes onto a legal pad and in the afternoon would type out the daily memories. Beginning on November 24, 1976, and ending eleven years later, on February 17, 1987, the diary consists of recollections of star-studded events such as gallery openings, parties, and galas, nights out at restaurants and clubs, observations on the many musicians, actors, socialites, artists, and writers he rubbed shoulders with (Jackie O "thinks she's so grand she doesn't even owe it to the public to have another great marriage to somebody big"), along with other bits and pieces from his day-to-day life. The diaries were recently adapted into a Netflix documentary series produced by Ryan Murphy. Illustrated with black-and-white photos of Warhol and his famous friends, including Halston, Bianca Jagger, John Lennon, and Mick Jagger, along with Factory members such as Gerard Malanga, Nico, Viva, and Brigid Berlin. First printing with complete number row to copyright page. Corners gently bumped, light rubbing to spine-ends; unclipped dust jacket with minor edgewear and lightest dampstaining to verso. Very good. Item #6820