This petit, whimsical collection of work from pop icon Andy Warhol pre-dates his more famous paintings and prints. These charming and relatively unknown experiments, in commercial illustration were created between 1950 and 1960. Fanciful, vibrant and bold, Warhol's early drawings of fashion, animals, food and cherubs display the signature bright colours, distinctiveness of line and repetition of unexpected images that would spark a Pop art revolution.
Andy Warhol was one of the twentieth century's preeminent artists. Known primarily for his pop art, he was also a highly successful graphic artist in the early years of his career. In addition, he produced a significant body of film work, including his famous Chelsea Girls. A pop culture icon as well, he was renowned in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, The Factory, where artists, musicians, celebrities and beautiful people rubbed elbows.