Andy Warhol - Patterns

During the course of Andy Warhol’s career, more than 400 of his illustrations were published in magazines. These illustrations stemmed from Warhol’s move to New York in 1949 to become a commercial illustrator. He worked for several well-known magazines and department stores during his first decade in New York, including Harpers Bazaar, Glamour Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Tiffany & Co. For a few years in the 1950s, he was the sole illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller, for which several of his illustrations were published as advertisements in the New York Times. Warhol would draw anything, from shoes to flowers to buildings. Many of the drawings were studies for the copious books that he published in the 1950s; still more were given to friends and family members as gifts.