Paris: Panoplie De L’Amateur, 1979
24.5 x 19cm, 30pp plus printed card covers. A ‘pirate’ publication in which the anonymous author has translated part of Warhol’s “A To B” into French and reprinted (from public sources) poor quality images of Warhol’s films and prints/paintings – thus creating an homage which is true to the trash aesthetic so beloved in the Factory.
Our understanding is that Warhol approved of this printing during one of his two trips to Paris in 1979 and certainly the verso of the title page bears in French a detailed copyright statement indicating Warhol’s rights over the entire contents of the catalogue (although it also contains a joke by specifying that the copyright includes Iran where a revolution was taking place against the Shah). We also understand there were only 500 or so copies printed.
Relatively unknown – thus very scarce and apart from some minor marking to back covers, near fine.