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Cats Named Sam IV 67

Cats Named Sam IV 67
Unsigned Print

Andy Warhol

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

Critical Review

Moving from commercials to cats, Cats Named Sam IV 67 is part of the Cats Named Sam series, produced by Warhol in 1954 to accompany the children’s book he published, 25 Cats Name (sic) Sam and One Blue Pussy, which was inspired by his mother, Julia, who was living with him at the time in his apartment on East 57th Street in New York. Julia had 25 cats, all of whom were called Sam (except one). The cat’s name, Sam, is in fact written by Julia in elegant calligraphy below that cat in the centre of the composition.

This print captures Warhol’s playful use of colour which has come to characterise his prints. Each print in the Cats Named Sam series has a unique colour composition and was hand coloured by Warhol or his friends.

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