Dali, Salvador. 
New York: American Fabrics Magazine, 1957. 
Folio. 102 pages. First edition of this commemorative special issue of American Fabrics Magazine on the occasion of the sixth silk conference in NYC. With a number of swatches of silk tipped pasted down to various pages. 18 essays on silk around the world, its history and some contemporary designers famous for their applications of silk, including Chanel and Lanvin. The thick, stiff card boards are illustrated with an original design by Dali (titled on the verso, and plain on the recto), picturing a female head wrapped in silk and covered with attentive butterflies. Signed by Dali in the print. There is also an uncredited Andy Warhol illustration as part of a feature on Chanel. Warhol's drawing is a simple rebus, with a pointing hand and an eye, along with some text. In the year of this publication, Warhol had formed the American Enterprise Arts, Inc, in order to handle the volume of commercial work he was receiving. It was also the year of publication of Holy Cats, and of his nose job. Very light soiling to some edges of the stiff wrappers, but the Dali design remains bright. Some creasing to a few interior pages, otherwise very good.  Scarce. 
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American Fabrics. Silk. Commemorative Issue. 1957 (with original cover design by Dali).