Stay Up Late. David Byrne, Maira Kalman, illustrator.
Stay Up Late
Stay Up Late
Stay Up Late
Stay Up Late

Stay Up Late

New York: Viking Press, 1987. Quarto, green cloth spine lettered in black, original color pictorial paper boards, green pictorial endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Tiny scuff to head of jacket spine.

First edition of Maira Kalman’s ebullient first picture book, inspired by David Byrne’s lyrics to “Stay Up Late,” a radio hit for Talking Heads in 1985: “See him drink / from a bottle. / See him eat / from a plate. / Cute, cute / as a button. / Don't you want to make him / stay up late?” Kalman had first collaborated with Byrne years earlier, when (as Maira Berman) she designed the album sleeve for his 1981 EP, 3 Big Songs. A colorful Memphis-style exploration of sibling rivalry, in crisp near-fine condition.

Price: $95.00