25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy

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AuthorAndy Warhol
Publishedca. 1954

25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy is a privately printed, limited edition artist's book by the American artist Andy Warhol in 1954.[1]

It consists of 19 lithographs that were hand-colored with watercolor by the artist and his friends.[2] His mother Julia Warhola did the calligraphy, and is responsible for the dropped “d” in the title, which Warhol chose to preserve.[3] Between 150 and 190 copies were made, to be given to friends and family.[2]

Facsimile editions were published in 1987 (which reproduced the colors of copy 4) and 1988.[2][4] Both facsimiles came in a slipcase with a volume of Holy Cats by Julia Warhola, a work she first created in 1960, advertising her own authorship as “Andy Warhol’s Mother.”[4][2][5]


  1. ^ Russell, John (December 6, 1987). "Art". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c d Warhol, Andy; Cuomo, Yolanda (1987). 25 cats named Sam and one blue pussy. New York: Panache Press at Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-56927-7. OCLC 16950311.
  3. ^ Popova, Maria (2014-10-29). "25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy: Andy Warhol's Little-Known Collaborations with His Mother". The Marginalian. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  4. ^ a b Warhol, Andy (1988). Twenty-five cats named Sam and one blue pussy. London: Chatto & Windus. ISBN 978-0-7011-3317-7. OCLC 877051961.
  5. ^ "Time Capsule 21: Julia Warhola". The Andy Warhol Museum. Retrieved 2021-11-11.