Andy Warhol, ‘One Plate (from Wild Raspberries) (see Feldman & Schellmann IV.142.A)’, 1959, Forum Auctions

On laid paper, the full sheet, 435 x 273mm (17 1/8 x 10 ¼in) (unframed)

Warhol created his 'Wild Raspberries' cookbook with close friend and legendary hostess Suzie Frankfurt during the 1950s. The handmade cookbooks were a fun, satirical project for the duo, meant to mock the fashionable, mass-produced French cuisine publications that were then in vogue. While Frankfurt wrote the recipes, Warhol created the drawings and hand-coloured each page with his Dr Martin watercolour paints. Unfortunately, the venture did not take off for the duo, and only a very limited number were made. Most were given out to friends as gifts, making these prints each unique and rare today.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States