This is a Sam, c.1956 11 x 14 Framed Art Print by Andy Warhol!
Art innovator Andy Warhol (1923 – 1987) was a renowned cat lover, and they were one of his favorite subjects in the 1950s, before he became acclaimed for his Pop Art portrayals of soup cans, Coke bottles and Marilyn Monroe. Warhol, a long-time cat owner, published a book of cat portraits done in 1954 using a blotted line technique and colored with Dr. Martin’s ink washes. All but one of the 25 cats in the book were named Sam, and were based on the images of famous feline photographer Walter Chandoha, rather than Warhol’s own pets.
An offset lithography printing press gives this fine art print its vivid and sharp appearance. The standardized printing plates and proofing process guarantee that each print displays colors precisely as the artist or publisher intended. Produced on medium weight cover stock, this high-quality reproduction is coated with a silken finish that protects the inks and creates an elegant look. The versatile art print strikes a balance between quality and affordability.