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Andy Warhol: Cats Named Sam IV 57 - Unsigned Print

Cats Named Sam IV 57
Unsigned Print

Andy Warhol


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Lithograph, 1954
Unsigned Print Edition of 190
H 23cm x W 15cm

Critical Review

Cats Named Sam IV 57 is one of 16 lithograph prints, all of cats, that form the Cats Named Sam series, produced by Warhol in 1954 while the artist was still primarily working as a freelance commercial and children’s book illustrator. Warhol produced the prints to accompany a children's book he wrote, titled 25 Cats Name (sic) Sam and One Blue Pussy. The book was inspired by Warhol's mother, who was living with him at the time in his new York apartment, along with her 25 cats (all of whom except one were called Sam).

This print features Warhol's signature blotted line technique, which he combined with watercolour dyes in this series to bring the cats to life and make each print unique in its colour composition.

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