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Auction: Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session
was auctioned on: 16 May 2013
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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

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Estimate: US$250,000 - US$80,000
Price realised:  US$250,000
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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) A rare and unusual collection of six complete artist's books from 1953-59, some with extensive and fresh hand-coloring, including: 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy , New York, the artist, circa 1954, (Feldman & Schellmann IV.52A-68A) the complete set of 18 offset lithographs with hand-coloring (including the cover), and signed colophon, on laid paper, copy 110 of 190, bound with the original white buckram boards (as issued). 234 x 156 mm. Ralph Thomas Ward A is an Alphabet , New York, the artist, 1953, (F. & S. IV.1-26) the complete set of 26 offset lithographs and poems, on thin wove paper, (F. & S. IV.10) signed and initialed in felt-tip pen, (F. & S. IV.20) initialed in felt-tip pen, from the edition of approximately 100, loose (as issued) with the original tracing vellum cover signed in felt-tip pen by the artist and annotated "Andrew Morningstar" (lacking the typewritten octagonal label). 240 x 153 mm. A Gold Book , the artist, New York, 1957 (F. & S. IV.106-124) the complete set of 21 offset lithographs (five with hand-coloring), colored tissue interleafing, including title and colophon and the cover, 13 lithographs, the title/colophon and cover illustration on gold paper, six lithographs on white wove paper, copy 41 of 100, bound (as issued) with original gold paper boards. 368 x 295 mm. Suzie Frankfurt, Wild Raspberries , the artist, New York, 1959 (F. & S. IV.126B-143B) the complete set of 18 offset lithographs (15 with hand-coloring), fuchsia tissue interleafing, including title page, on laid paper, from the edition of unknown size, bound (as issued) with original fuchsia buckram boards. 445 x 286 mm. Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother , 1954, (not in F. & S.) the complete set of 21 photolithographs (including the cover), on various colored wove papers, dedicated "to Inga and MISS MEOW, from Andy Warhol's Mother's Son", from the edition of unknown size, bound with the original boards (as issued). 232 x 146 mm. Ralph Thomas Ward Love is a Pink Cake , New York, the artist, 1953 (F. & S. IV.27-50) the complete set of 25 offset lithographs with poems (including title pages), on blue wove paper, the titled paged signed in felt-tip pen, from the edition of approximately 100, loose (as issued) with the original tracing paper cover signed in felt-tip pen 280 x 220 mm. (40)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session
Date of the auction: 16 May 2013
Address: Christie's
16 May 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center