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20th Century, Modern and Contemporary Fine, Decorative Arts

Sun, Jun 12, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, Jun 13, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Lot 138


Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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The set of eighteen offset lithographs, some with hand-coloring and collage elements, one with gold leaf collage, title page, fushia tissue interleaves, in-texte, from the edition of unknown size, original fushia boards with title in black, 1959, bound as issued. 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Note: In 1959, interior designer and bohemian hostess Suzie Frankfurt stumbled upon the work of the young Andy Warhol at Serendipity in New York City. Suzie was very taken with the 'magical watercolors' she saw and contacted Warhol. The two met for the first time at the fourth-floor walk-up that Warhol shared with his mother. Suzie recalls:

"I shall never forgot that meeting. Andy greeted me as if we had known each other for years. He was especially fascinated by the fact that I grew up in Malibu and had lived next door to Myrna Loy. He also loved the fact that I collected antique jewelry. I felt we had become new best friends in an instant. We made a lunch date for the following day, and that was how it started."

Suzie and Andy decided to collaborate on a cookbook together. Andy did the illustrations and Suzie wrote the recipes, which were intended to be humorous and poke fun at their social circle who, for the most part, did not cook. They titled their book Wild Raspberries after the 1957 movie Wild Strawberries written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Nineteen Warhol illustrations accompany the amusing recipes which were transcribed in calligraphy by Andy's mother. Andy and Suzie brought the completed pages down to the Lower East side where a group of rabbis bound them into books. The total number of completed books is not known but is said to be around 34. A few were sold, but most were given away to friends as Christmas gifts.

Provenance: The artist: an Important Private collector.

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Arnoff Pack & Ship 
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