Andy Warhol

A Gold Book

1957

Medium
Illustrated book with twenty offset lithographs, five with synthetic dye-based ink additions
Dimensions
page (each): dimensions vary; overall (closed): 14 1/2 x 11 5/8 x 1/4" (36.8 x 29.5 x 0.7 cm)
Publisher
the artist, New York
Printer
Record Offset Corporation, New York
Edition
100
Credit
Gift of Russell Lynes
Object number
390.1974.1-5
Copyright
© 2017 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints
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Andy Warhol has 241 works  online.
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In the 1950s, commercial artists often sent promotional mailings of their graphic work to art directors in an attempt to gain new commissions. Warhol's promotional books—handmade and personalized—often felt more like gifts. He sent A Gold Book at Christmas in 1957, and this copy is dedicated to Russell Lynes, an editor at Harper's. He traced most of these drawings from photographs.

Gallery label from Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, April 25–October 18, 2015

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