Lot 268

Warhol (Andy) & Frankfurt (Suzie)

Wild Raspberries, ONE OF FEWER THAN 100 COPIES, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on front pastedown by Warhol in pencil: ‘to Bobby and Susumu. andy Warhol.’, 19 offset lithographic plates (including title) by Andy Warhol with recipes in calligraphic lettering by Julia Warhola, one double-page, one hand-coloured as usual, minor stain on title, 7 raspberry-coloured tissue-guards, original raspberry-coloured boards, spine very worn, boards faded and stained as usual, folio, self-published, printed by Seymour Berlin, New York, 1959.

*** Susumu Ikata was a Japanese-American ceramicist, whose portrait Warhol painted c.1960.

Wild Raspberries is the last, largest, and perhaps most energetic of the six self-published books Warhol issued during the 1950s. The book was exhibited at the Bodley Gallery in New York, at Christmas 1959. The New York Times described it as a ‘clever frivolity’ and Harper’s Bazaar named it ‘Noël Provincial.’ The title is a coy reference to Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film Wild Strawberries, which had just begun its New York theatrical run.

Estimate: £10,000-£12,000