View 1 of Lot 113.  ANDY WARHOL |  WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143).
View 1 of Lot 113.  ANDY WARHOL |  WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143).
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ANDY WARHOL | WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143)

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

ANDY WARHOL | WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143)

ANDY WARHOL | WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143)

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,000

USD

ANDY WARHOL

1928 - 1987

WILD RASPBERRIES (FELDMAN & SCHELLMANN IV.126-143)


The complete book, comprising 18 offset lithographs, 15 with handcoloring, with recipes by Suzie Frankfurt, 1959, inscribed in felt-tip pen on the cover 'To Anita Ellis A.W.', from the edition of unknown size, on laid paper, some pages interleaved with the original fuchsia tissue paper, bound (as issued) in original fuchsia boards (18 prints)

sheets: 435 by 277 mm 17⅛ by 10⅞ in

overall: 447 by 285 by 15 mm 17⅝ by 11¼ by ⅝ in

Before his emergence as a Pop Art icon, best known for his bold fusion of celebrity and commercialism with mechanical reproduction, Andy Warhol’s body of work was remarkably more whimsical, almost homespun in its aesthetic. One of seven artist’s books produced in the 1950s, Wild Raspberries weds designs after early 20th century representations of imaginative culinary treats with recipes by society decorator Suzie Frankfurt and the calligraphic handwriting of the artist’s mother. The brightly colored pages were painted with Dr. Martin’s watercolors by Warhol and his friends, each example unique in coloration. The book exemplifies Warhol’s early work while simultaneously championing his ideology of anything being art and everyone being an artist.