Andy Warhol – Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959

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The early work of an art icon

Andy Warhol, arguably one of the most influential figures in modern art, began his artistic career with a series of seven handmade books created between 1952 and 1959. These works, published in the book “Andy Warhol. Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959” by Nina Schleif and Reuel Golden, offer an exciting insight into Warhol’s artistic development. These early works already show Warhol’s unmistakable style and his penchant for Pop Art elements, which would later become world-famous. They bear witness to his love of experimentation and his desire to constantly redefine the boundaries of art. They also reflect the cultural atmosphere in New York in the 1950s, where Warhol took his first artistic steps.

Inside view of the book "Andy Warhol -Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959"
Photo: Taschen Verlag
Inside view of the book “Andy Warhol -Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959”
Photo: Taschen Verlag

A tribute from the Taschen-Verlag

The renowned Taschen Verlag, known for its high-quality art publications, has published this Warhol collection. The publisher has set itself the task of making these rare and valuable books accessible to a wider audience. The publication by Taschen Verlag emphasises both the artistic quality and the cultural significance of Warhol’s early work. The publisher has placed particular emphasis on the aesthetic design and high print quality in order to preserve the character and spirit of Warhol’s original works. The publication by Taschen guarantees not only wide availability, but also a presentation that does justice to the quality of the originals.

Inside view of the book "Andy Warhol -Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959"
Photo: Taschen Verlag
Inside view of the book “Andy Warhol -Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959”
Photo: Taschen Verlag

A kaleidoscope of the early Warhol

The seven books cover a wide range of subjects and illustrate Warhol’s early experiments with different media and techniques. They range from playful drawings and intimate portraits to ironic commentaries on consumer society. Each book is a work of art in its own right, demonstrating Warhol’s talent and ability to transform everyday objects into art. The collection not only shows Warhol’s artistic versatility, but also his development into one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The books still convey an intimacy and directness that was often lost in Warhol’s later works. They thus offer an unusually personal insight into the work of an artist who was later known for his often distanced and ironic attitude.

Innenansicht des Buches "Andy Warhol. Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959"
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Inside view of the book “Andy Warhol -Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959”
Photo: Taschen Verlag

Opinions and analyses by the authors

The authors Nina Schleif and Reuel Golden have not only compiled Warhol’s early work, but also offer well-founded analyses and insights. Their texts shed light on the artistic and historical contexts of the books and enable the reader to trace the arc from Warhol’s early work to his iconic late work. The combination of visual presentation and expert commentary makes the book an indispensable resource for art lovers and Warhol enthusiasts. Schleif and Golden succeed in drawing both the experienced art connoisseur and the layman under Warhol’s spell time and time again. Their in-depth work makes it possible to appreciate the often overlooked complexity and depth of Warhol’s early work.


TitleAndy Warhol. Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959
EditorReuel Golden
AuthorsNina Schleif
PublisherTaschen Verlag
Pages288 pages with numerous illustrations
LanguageGerman, English, French
Dimensions25 x 34 cm
Price60 €

Further information

Further information on the book “Andy Warhol – Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959 (Advertisement) can be found on the Taschen Verlag website.


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