Index Book - FINE - One of the few still in existence without balloon pages stuck together and original baloon visible.
8.25" - Cm 28x22 - pp. 
Stated First Printing - Random House - 1967
Warhol with the assistance of Stephen Shore [and others] and particularly David
Paul. Several photos by Nat Finkelstein. Factory fotos by Billy Name. (Note: Legendary
editor Alan Rinzler, edited the book)Contains all 10 novelties in fine condition: (See photos)
1. Pop-up Castle is fine
2. Red accordion is fine and still squeaks
3. Pop-up Bi-plane is fine.
4. The Chelsea Girls paper disk is fine and still attched to the spring
5. The geodesic dome “Dodecahedron” with string is fine. (the elusive elastic rubber band that has usually perished is still there and is still perfectly attached as well)
6. Lou Reed 45 RPM flexi-disc including a Nico interview and music by the Velvet Underground is fine and still bound completely within its square (not removed) and the pop-out center hole is unpunched.
7. The large fold-out Warhol photograph of a rainbow nose is fine.
8. Hunts tomato can pop-up is fine.
9. "FOR A BIG SURPRISE!!!" page - Complete - All 8 are present. These are sometimes called blotters or sponges – (Some say they symbolize acid use)
10. Ballon visable - Remarkably, the balloon pages in this copy of the book have not degraded as they typically do over time, and they are not stuck together. The reason for this became clear upon inspection – someone had the foresight decades ago to protect the balloon with a sheet of blotting paper. While the blotting paper is stuck to the balloon, the balloon can still be seen through it. This protective measure also ensured that the two pages wouldn't stick together, allowing us to finally see the full spread as it was intended. Interestingly, the full balloon outline can also be seen on the back of the page, and it is evident that the balloon had a word on it. Though usually degraded, the letters "INDEX" can be discerned with some effort (see photo). This is one of the few remaining copies of the book that hasn't suffered from stuck pages and that allows for a clear view of the balloon and its letters.
Additionally, the book is in excellent condition overall – none of the signatures are loose, and it is well bound. The reflective mylar silver and black wraps were calibrated to produce a striking three-dimensional holographic effect, and they remain bright and beautiful with minimal scuffing and no discoloration (see photos).
our fascinating article on the History of Andy Warhol’s Index Book under our
website category, Movable Books History.