WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.  In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]

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Lot 101
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.
In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]

Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.
In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]
Oblong 4to. 20 offset lithographed plates including 6 hand-colored, plus hand-colored lithographed cover. Original boards. Covers dampstained and chipped, spine chipped and splitting, faint tideline to fore-margin of last several plates, offsetting to f.f.e.p., smearing to color of first plate.

WARHOL'S EARLY CAMP-EROTIC PICTURE BOOK, INCLUDING HAND-COLORED PLATES. Warhol's illustrated book of fairies and putti frolicking in a garden was one of his several forays into bookmaking with offset lithography in the 1950s, with coloring done by hand by Warhol and his friends. The number of hand-colored plates varies in any given copy; the present copy features 6, plus the hand-colored cover. Though individual plates are frequently encountered on the market, complete copies of the book are scarce.
"Warhol's exuberant baroque drawings are highly camp. The title derives from a song by Rose Fyleman and Liza Lehmann, 'There Are Fairies in the Bottom of Our Garden,' which was popularized by Beatrice Lillie (whom Warhol depicted in one of his gold shoe collages) and is considered a gay icon" (Feldman/Schellmann p 318; IV.86A-105A; p 325).
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WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.  In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.  In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.  In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987.  In the Bottom of My Garden. [New York: n.p., c.1956.]
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