Andy Warhol died at the age of 58 on this date, 30 years ago. He was known for living life at a frenetic pace as much as he was for his art. His eclectic portfolio include celebrity silkscreens of Marilyn Monroe, the Mona Lisa and John Wayne.
While he was known primarily for his celebrity images, Warhol’s most famous contribution to the art world was, arguably, Campbell’s Soup I: Tomato, 1968. The painting is one of the most widely celebrated works of art ever created, but there is still plenty you might not know about the image series.
He dabbled in food a few other times, but most of his food works we know today come from a little-known cookbook, which Warhol illustrated for friend Suzie Frankfurt in the spring of 1959. The pair sought to mock the fashionable, French cuisine cookbooks that were popular at the time.
Only 34 full-color books were produced at the time.
The books lay dormant for 40 years until Frankfurt’s son discovered them in his mother’s papers. The cookbook, Wild Raspberries, was finally introduced to the world in 1997.
Here are a few of the food illustrations from one of Warhol’s early labors of love.
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