It was 1953 when, not long after arriving in New York City, a young artist named Andy Warhol had begun to make his way in the world of commercial illustration. As Arthur Edelman, his former employer, relates in his introductory note, “In a hallway of the Empire State Building, outside a shoe manufacturer’s office, stood a young man with Jackson Pollock shoes, a rumpled black suit, a portfolio, and a shock of white hair.”
Over the next decade, Warhol created scores of whimsical advertisements for the Edelmans, including a coloring book that could have only come from the mind of Warhol, created especially for clients’ children for Christmas in 1961, and somewhat of a cause célebre when it was published in 1990. Now in a revised edition, A Coloring Book: Drawings by Andy Warhol will amuse and charm a new audience with its delightfully carefree menagerie.
- 32 pages, 8.1 x 10 x 0.3 in.
- 20 illustrations