Before becoming a Pop Art icon, during the 1950s Andy Warhol worked as a successful illustrator
in New York producing hundreds of drawings for advertising, record companies and fashion magazines.
In 1961, right around the time of his first Campbell Soup paintings, the Edelman company commissioned
Warhol to create a large format coloring book to give as a gift to its clients' children for Christmas.
Andy drew a series of delightfully whimsical illustrations using his typical blotted line technique,
which he claimed to have discovered accidentally when he spilled ink onto a sheet of paper
and reproduced the stain motif by applying a second sheet onto it.
A Coloring Book was reprinted in 2007 by the French Editions Palette.