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The Adorable Side of Andy Warhol: See 10 of the Pop Master's Little-Known Pet Portraits

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The Adorable Side of Andy Warhol: See 10 of the Pop Master's Little-Known Pet Portraits
Andy Warhol Cats and Dogs (Broadway), Early 1976

Pop art prince, adman, and cat lover? That's right. The famed Andy Warhol was a cat person, producing his limited-edition print book 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy as early as 1954. It's no surprise that his dear feline friends and other cute quadrupeds made their way into the iconic serial portraits of Warhol's later Factory period. Whether they were his own, his friends, or private commissions, Warhol's animal portraits continue to be a loved and celebrated part of the artist's extensive oeuvre. 

From the most complete and authoritative resource on Warhol, Phaidon's Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection, here are ten of our favorite pet portraits from the artist's most productive decade.

 

CATS AND DOGS (FACTORY)
Late 1975–Early 1976

SMALL AND SMALLER MOUNTED CATS

 

CATS AND DOGS (CECIL)
Late 1975–Early 1976

SMALLER MOUNTED DOGS

 

CATS AND DOGS (BROADWAY)
Early 1976

SMALL CATS

 

CATS AND DOGS (LENNY BRUCE)
Early 1976

SMALL DOGS

 

FERROUS
September 1975

FERROUS

 

POM
Mid 1976

POM

 

IVANJICA
Early 1977

IVANJICA

 

MAURICE
Mid 1976

MAURICE

 

CATS AND DOGS (BROADWAY)
Early 1976

LARGE CATS

 

CATS AND DOGS (CUBA)
Early 1976

LARGE DOGS

 

 

 

BUY WARHOL'S CATS ON ARTSPACE

 

Andy Warhol, From 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (IV.56)From 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (IV.56), 1954, hand-colored by the artist & available on Artspace for $7,500

 

Andy Warhol, 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (IV.65)

Andy Warhol, 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (IV.67)

Andy Warhol, 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy (IV.66)Each black-and-white cat available for $3,500 on Artspace

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