Serious Warhol buyers have been snapping up the artist’s shoe illustrations for some time. But those aren’t actually commercial projects that Warhol made. The Atlantic pointed out late last week that Warhol’s work as a book designer and illustrator hasn’t attracted any bidders. Examples of the artist’s work are quite cheap:
In the late 1950s, Warhol belonged to Doubleday’s stable of freelance artists, making a living designing book covers and illustrating dry business books. Shortly before halting his love affair with the corporate world in fear of compromising his flirtations with the art world, he illustrated six stories for the excellent Best In Children’s Books.
Warhols You Can Afford: Andy’s 1950s Children’s Books (The Atlantic)