WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN. WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]

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WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN.
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES).
Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]

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WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN.
WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]
Folio (438 x 280 mm). The complete set, title page, 18 offset lithographs, one double-page,15 with hand-coloring, pink tissue guards. Publisher's fuschia boards, rebacked.
Provenance: D.D. Ryan (1928-2007); sold Sotheby's, New York, October 31, 2008, lot 505.

PRESENTATION COPY TO D.D. RYAN, INSCRIBED BY WARHOL ACROSS THE FRONT BOARD, "To De De."
Wild Raspberries, the last of the books Warhol designed in the 1950s, pairs Suzie Frankfurt's absurd and witty recipes with Warhol's amusing illustrations forming one of the most unusual and brilliant cookbooks ever produced. While working as a commercial illustrator, Warhol self-produced a series of charming and irreverent books, prints, and portfolios that allowed him a freedom his commercial work would not afford. The collaboration with Frankfurt lampooned the late 50s haute-cuisine cookbooks marketed to American housewives, with Warhol's illustrations punctuating the unusual recipes, such as "Piglet a la Trader Vics" ("Contact Trader Vic's and order a 40 pound suckling pig to serve 15. Have Hanley take the Carey Cadillac to the side entrance and receive the pig at exactly 6:45..."), "Omelet Greta Garbo" ("Always to be eaten alone in a candlelit room."), and "Seared Roebuck" ("Roebuck shot in ambush infinitely better than roebuck killed after a chase.").
Warhol and Frankfurt produced the books with the help of Warhol's mother, who provided the calligraphy, deliberately including her misspellings which add to the whimsical nature of the production. The sheets were printed by Seymour Berlin, and according to Frankfurt, the books were colored by neighbor schoolboys, and they only did 34 of them in colors, having them bound by rabbis downtown. They did not sell many, and most were given away to friends and associates.
D.D. Ryan began her career in New York as an assistant to Richard Avedon, and eventually became the photo editor at Harper's Bazaar under Diana Vreeland, before moving to Halston. She is perhaps best known as the "godmother" of Eloise, who began as a puckish character that entertainer Kay Thompson would portray for friends until Ryan introduced her to artist Hilary Knight at the Persian Room and encouraged them to write a book together, even procuring a publisher. She was a raconteuse, well-dressed, and a New York fixture in the circles of Richard Avedon, Halston, Cole Porter and Andy Warhol, among others.
A wonderful association copy, exquisitely and nearly completely colored.
Feldman & Schellmann IV.126A-143A. See Norwich, William, "Warhol Cookbook Co-Author Tells All," in the Observer, New York, Jan 12, 1997.
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WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN. WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]
WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN. WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]
WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN. WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]
WILD RASPBERRIES, INSCRIBED TO FASHION ICON D.D. RYAN. WARHOL, ANDY. 1928-1987; and SUSIE FRANKFURT (RECIPES). Wild Raspberries. [New York: Printed by Seymour Berlin, 1959.]
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