Sunday, March 7, 2010

Andy Warhol's Pet Art

Andy Warhol and Archie.

Though Andy Warhol was a well known cat lover, publishing a book called 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy, he later adopted a Dachshund puppy named Archie. Archie was never far from Warhol's side. He went to Warhol's studio, attended dinners, took trips to London, and "fielded" questions Warhol refused to answer at interviews. Archie was later joined by another Dachshund named Amos.

A portrait of Archie done in 1978.

This is a portrait of "Ginger," a Cocker Spaniel owned by art collector Peter Brant.

Here is one of the cats name Sam. There was no "d" in the title, as Warhol's mother inadvertently left it off when doing the lettering. Warhol didn't change it, since he thought it looked fine the way it was.

The one "Blue Pussy."


lifeshighway said...

I never knew Andy Warhol did a series on pets! What a fun piece of knowledge to pick up first thing in the morning.

Anonymous said...

The portraits of Archie and Ginger are adorable.