First edition of the debut collection of poems by New York painter, art critic, and downtown scenester Rene Ricard (1946-2014), perhaps best known for his association with Andy Warhol, and as an early champion of the works of Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. [NY]: DIA, 1979. Signature-bound in glossy teal wraps, 8-3/8 x 5-1/2 in. 93pp. Near fine, with modest wear and just a hint of laminate lifting at the corners. Edited by Gerard Malanga. Book design by Bruce Chandler.