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 already a skilled and successful commercial artist. During this time, as part of his strategy to woo clients and forge friendships, he created seven handmade artists books, reserved to his most valued contacts. These featured personal, unique drawings and quirky texts revealing his fondness foramong other subjectscats, 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 portfolio of these seven books, five of which have never before been republished, beautifully packaged together for the very first time and replicating Warhols originals as closely as possible down to the format, dimensions, and paper stock. With titles such as Love Is a Pink Cake, 25 Cats Named Sam, and À la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, the series reveals the artists off-the-wall character as well as his accomplished draftsmanship, boundless creativity, and innuendo-laced humor.
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