Pittsburgh: Schenley High School, 1945. First Edition. Well-preserved copy of Andy Warhol's senior class yearbook from Schenley HIgh School (Pittsburgh, PA), where he attended between 1942-1945. His name appears as "Andrew Warhola" next to his senior portrait, though at that time he went by "Andy." The yearbook additionally shows Warhol in the group photograph for Chemistry Laboratory Assistants, and bears the portrait of his cousin, Michael B. Warhola. Deemed by the yearbook editors as being "as genuine as a finger print" - a designation that stayed with Warhol, who would incorporate his own finger prints into various works of art over the coming decades. Provenance: Through the trade, from the estate of former Warhol superstar Brigid Berlin (Polk). Item #2142
Quarto (26.75cm); printed sheets, comb-bound into black pebbled card covers with titles printed in red on front wrapper; pp; chiefly illus. This copy bearing Warhol's early signature beside his senior portrait [p.49]. Light edge wear and rubbing to covers, upper half of comb-binding slighlty warped, with lower rings slightly grubby and a faint diagonal crease to lower left corner of rear wrapper and final pages; several signatures throughout (in ink and pencil), with occasional marginalia; Very Good+. Together with an original composition by Warhol: single sheet of white stock measuring 8.5" x 11", bearing four of the artist's fingerprints and his signature (ca.1970's); some trivial wear to extremities, two thin strips of white tape at upper corners, small staple holes at upper left corner, with a closed tear at upper right. Housed together in a custom red cloth case.