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Façade No.4

ANDY WARHOL ON THE COVER OF FACADE NO.4 THE PARIS PUNK SCENE/ZINE

This is the issue of Facade we most wanted to find. Punk princess Edwige Gruss kissing Andy Warhol on the wraparound covers. Gruss has an amazing biography. As Edwige Belmore she formed the best named post-punk electro group ever Mathematiques Modernes and released the super single Disco Rough.

Façade was inspired by and modelled on Interview. For the short time Façade existed it was probably better. For his part, Warhol looks like he was more comfortable handing over the famous typeface than actually being kissed.

Good looks IDEA Books! These are amazing pages. See more here. Look out for the Warhol inspired 'I Want To Be A Machine' t-shirt as worn by Alain Pacadis himself.

This fourth issue of Facade was published in 1977 when Warhol was 49 years old. We love the lipstick, the dark roots, the collar sticking out over the lapel, and the Edwige Gruss badge. In the issue he responds well to a bizarre questionnaire, which attempts to offer multiple choice answers only for Warhol to cross them out and offer his own.

The real star of this issue is Alain Pacadis. A photographer and writer who chronicled the Paris scene and became Serge Gainsbourg's best friend. For Facade no.4 Pacadis contributes a photo-essay in collage - Punk Society.

But this is Paris and Punk Society was a great title for expressing how street culture coexisted with haute couture. Turn the page from the NO Future and you get this v classy YSL ad.

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