Everything Is for Sale: Andy Warhol’s Colorful Commissioned Work

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There are all these different ways we know Andy Warhol: pop art icon, filmmaker, Velvet Underground “producer,” Brooks Brothers aficionado… but maybe most importantly, Warhol was a hustler who would create something for anybody as long as the money was right. And as you can see in Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters (Prestel), he did plenty of that. Housed in between covers adorned with Warhol’s hot-pink ad for Perrier from 1983, the book goes beyond typical coffee-table art book status, diving deep into Warhol’s creative process with sketches and stories behind the posters.

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Flowers, 1964

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The Brooklyn Bridge, 1883 – 1983, 1983

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The Beatles, 1980

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Absolut Vodka, 1985

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Michael Jackson for Time, 1984