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Lot 1125BILLY NAME
Two monographs inscribed to Brigid Berlin, with an original photograph.
Comprising: The Silver Age. London: Reel Art Press, 2014. Stated first edition, the half-title inscribed "To Brigid/Billy Name." Publisher's cloth in dust jacket. The book 12 x 10 x 2 inches. With an original 10 x 8 photograph laid-in depicting Brigid Berlin talking on the Factory phone, with a typed label "Photo Credit: Billy Name" affixed to the verso. Light wear to the jacket; and All Tomorrow's Parties: Billy Name's Photographs of Andy Warhol's Factory. London & New York: Frieze & D.A.P., [1997]. First edition, inscribed in silver "Brigid- You're in here a lot! Love Billy Name 7/97". a signed compliments card is also laid-in. Original boards. Light toning to top edge.

Billy Name lived in a tiny room at the Factory and is credited with "silvering" the space with aluminum paint. He was also the Factory's resident photographer and archivist and his photographs of the era, including everything from Warhol's artistic process to up close photos of the Superstars, are the most important of the era. These fine monographs are a complementary grouping as the first title presents Name's photographs in black and white and the second in color. Name and Brigid Berlin enjoyed a long friendship through his death in 2016, evidenced by the warm inscription here.


C Estate of Brigid Berlin

Sold for $599
Estimate $300-500


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