New York: Feather Press, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. AN/AN. Item #123455
Brand new, mint unread copy in mint dustjacket. # 665 of a limited hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies. Gerard Malanga worked closely with Andy Warhol during that artist's most productive period during the mid-sixties. The New York Times called him "Warhol's most important associate". His several books of poetry, ranging from chic death (1971) to Mythologies of the Heart (1996), have earned him worldwide recognition. This book, Thermofax, includes reproductions of "The Thermofax Series" of 25 artifacts that Malanga made by combining original poems of his own with thermofax prints of photographs of disasters stockpiled by Andy Warhol in connection with his "Death and Disaster" paintings. 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Malanga; Andy Warhol. ISBN: 0984071504 9780984071500. Rare and very collectible. ; Color Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; "Within the context of Factory [Warhol's first studio from 1962 to 1968] activity, Andy Warhol and Gerard Malanga worked together on a range of projects. In 1964-65, photographs of deaths and disasters stockpiled by Warhol, particularly car crashes, were copied on a Thermofax machine at the Factory. In the space underneath each picture, Malanga wrote or typed his poems. Less than twenty-five of these poems and images of death by Warhol and Malanga are known to have been made"--Andy Warhol: Death and Disasters, by Neil Printz (The Menil Collection, 1988, p. 24). Malanga was a major influence on many of the paintings and films created in Warhol's studio (The Factory). Besides starring in several Warhol films, he and Andy collaborated on the nearly 500 individual 3-minute "Screen Tests," which resulted in a selection for a book of the same name, published by Kulchur Press (1967). A member of Warhol's multimedia extravaganza, "The Exploding Plastic Inevitable," Malanga choreographed the music of the Velvet Underground Live. In 1969, he and Warhol founded Interview.