Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books from Taschen publishing was part of Warhol’s strategy to woo clients and forge friendships, creating seven handmade artist’s books, reserved for his most valued contacts. These featured personal, unique drawings and quirky texts revealing his fondness for cats, food, myths, shoes, beautiful boys, and gorgeous girls.
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 Warhol’s 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 artist’s off-the-wall character as well as his accomplished draftsmanship, boundless creativity, and innuendo-laced humor. The lithograph portfolio A Is for Alphabet devotes a page to each letter of the alphabet, with illustrations complemented by stumbling three-line verses that tell of strange encounters between man and animal. In the Bottom of My Garden is at once a Warhol twist on a children’s book and a covert celebration of gay love. Wild Raspberries, meanwhile, is a spoof cookbook with a cornucopia of adventurous recipes on 19 portrait-format pages of instructions and illustrations.
- Reuel Golden
- Nina Schleif
- Portfolio with 7 smaller volumes inserted
- 284 pages
- 13.6 x 18.7 in.,
- 56-page supplementary booklet cardboard box with handle