June 29, 2010

The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol

Last week the New York Public Library hosted the re-release of John Wilcock's The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol, a collection of his friends "explaining" Warhol, and a panel of many of Warhol's  friends discussed the early years with Andy and their experiences at the "Factory".  Amongst them were Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Gretchen Berg, John Wilcock, and Bibbe Hansen.  Hansen explained Andy Warhol as someone who "wasn’t a person who sat around being interesting. He was interested.” When this book was first published in 1971 it sold for $5 but quickly became a rare book and was offered for sale at prices close to $100.