Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959
In 1950s New York, before he became one of the most famous names of the 20th century, Andy Warhol was a skilled and successful commercial artist. During this time, as part of his strategy to woo and cultivate clients and forge friendships, he created seven handmade promotional books for valued contacts, featuring his own unique drawings and quirky texts and revealing his fondness for-among other subjects-cats, food, myths, shoes, beautiful boys, and gorgeous girls.
With titles such as Love Is A Pink Cake, 25 Cats Named Sam, and A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, the series reveals the artist's quirky character as well as his accomplished draftsmanship, boundless creativity, and innuendo-laced humour.
This boxed series of these seven books replicates Warhol's originals as closely as possible down to the format, dimensions, and paper stock.
With an introductory essay by Warhol scholar Nina Schleif as well as contemporary illustrations and photographs of Warhol, this meticulous reprint offers a unique glimpse at a budding genius on the cusp of global fame. Text in English, French, and German
One of the Spectator's art books of the year - 2017.
- Author: Andy Warhol
- Hardcover: 284 pages (Portfolio with 7 smaller volumes inserted)
- Date published: July 2017
- Language: English/French and German
- ISBN: 978-3836562096
- Product Dimensions: 36.4 x 52.4 cm