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    Signed Deluxe Edition Catalog of
    Andy Warhol's Moderna Museet Exhibition

    Andy Warhol. SIGNED/ DELUXE. Andy Warhol. [Exhibition Catalogue from the Andy Warhol Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, February - March 1968]. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1969. Second edition. Deluxe, limited to 100 copies. Signed by Andy Warhol on the title-page. Unpaginated quarto. Introductory quotes in English and Swedish. Heavily illustrated in black and white. Publisher's floral patterned color wrappers, all edges gilt, lacking plexiglass slipcase. In protective glassine wrapper. Upper right corner bend and crease to front cover with minor affect to first half of textblock, upper left corner bend to rear cover with minor affect to last few leaves. Minor scuffs and scratches to gilt edges, front hinge starting, partially erased holograph pencil numbers and letters on title page, pages lightly age toned; otherwise a remarkably good copy of this ephemeral book. From the Estate of Timothy D. Kehr.
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    "The book was inexpensively produced and we had seriously underestimated the demand. It was reprinted several times, which, considering the uncomplicated printing method, allowed us to add images from the opening and the installation..

    "Pontus had agreed with Warhol to produce a deluxe edition of the book, seeing its great desirability. One hundred gilt-edged copies were printed and placed in a Plexiglass box with black sides. They were to be signed by Warhol, but that never happened.

    "A few months after the exhibition in Stockholm, Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas and the lines of communication were broken for some time. When Pontus left the Moderna Museet for Centre Pompidou the books remained in a box and were forgotten.

    "In the spring of 1976 Warhol visited Stockholm for an exhibition of 'dogs and cats' at a gallery on Strandvägen. During the dinner on the opening night I asked him if he remembered the book and if he wanted to sign them, provided that I could find them. Sure, no problem. The museum director Karin Lindegren gave me permission to visit the museum's central storage, which was located below the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design on Valhallavägen, in order to look for the books, which I found. Warhol was collected at his hotel and together we sat in the museum's office where he signed them. The books were sold and, as expected, became a collector's item."

    - Olle Granath. Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms. Moderna Museet, 2009. Website:

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    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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