Before he became a pop art legend and Velvet Underground vampire, Andy Warhol was struggling to make a living as a commercial artist. As a way of connecting with potential clients (as well as to meet new people socially), he created seven handmade illustrated books. As you can imagine, the originals are highly sought collectors’ items worth thousands of dollars, but now Taschen has duplicated and collected them in a relatively affordable volume entitled Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books.
Five of the seven books in Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books are being republished for the first time, in a format that seeks to replicate the originals as closely as possible – not just visually but with size and selected paper stock as well. So this is a good opportunity to enjoy books like Love Is A Pink Cake, 25 Cats Named Sam, and À la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, likely for the first time.
Pre-order your copy of Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books at Amazon here.