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Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958


During the 1950’s Andy Warhol worked as a commercial artist in New York and illustrated a number of children’s stories for Nelson Doubleday Inc. – publisher of the Best in Children’s Books series.

The illustrations shown here are from The Magic Porridge Pot in Volume 21.

Playful and fun, these drawings give us a glimpse of the most influential American artist of the 20th Century early in his career.



Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958



Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958


Warhol also provided art for several other stories in this series including Card Games Are Fun (Volume 27 – 1958), The Little Red Hen (Volume 15 – 1958) and Homemade Orchestra (Volume 7 – 1958).


These books are getting harder and harder to find as Warhol collectors are snatching them up. I found a copy last week, with cover intact, and was just overjoyed.



Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958



Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958


I especially like Warhol’s cats – they are just so happy and carefree.



Illustration from The Magic Porridge Pot – Andy Warhol
Best in Children’s Books – Nelson Doubleday, Inc. – 1958

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