December 16, 2017
ANDY WARHOL: SEVEN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS 1952-1959
Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959
In 1950’s New York, before he became one of the most famous names of the 20th century,
Andy Warhol was a skilled and successful commercial illustrator.
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.
Decades later, with originals now changing hands for thousands of dollars at auction,
Taschen presents an immaculate boxed series of these seven books,
replicating Warhol’s originals as closely as possible down to the format,
dimensions, and paper stock.