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Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho

Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho
Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho
Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho
Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho
Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho

Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho   Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho
Andy Warhol (After) "Cats Named Sam Purple Lying" Limited Edition Off set Lithograph. Edition 18/100 Signed in the Print Lithograph and numbered in pencil.

Overall print measures 15 1/8" wide x 22 5/8" high. Printed on Arches France paper with deckled edges on the right and bottom. Embossed with the stamp of the editor George Israel Editeur.

Stamped on the reverse with the stamps of Leo Castelli, Tree of Life and Art Gallery New York. In the 1950s, Andy Warhol worked as a freelance children's-book illustrator while sharing a Lexington Avenue apartment with his mother and 25 cats. He apparently never intended to host an entire cat colony in his apartment, but the head count continued to grow after he decided to find a companion for his first cat, Hester. Warhol created colorful lithographs of the felines in his spare time. In 1954, the artist released the drawings, accompanied by his mother's calligraphy, in the limited-edition book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy. Untrue to its grammatically flawed title, 25 Cats features prints of only 16 different cats. Except for the cat named Blue Pussy, each one is named Sam, after the first cat Warhol bought to keep Hester company.
Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho   Andy Warhol (After) Cats Named Sam Purple Lying Limited Edition Off Set Litho