Though it's not what he's known for, Andy Warhol created some really cute illustrations for a children's book series! And now a set of those illustrations is headed toward the auction block next month as part of Bloomsbury's Illustrated Books auction. Reportedly "they were drawn by Warhol early in his career, between 1957 and 1959, for the Doubleday Book Club's popular series Best in Children's Books."
On top of the Warhol (and Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, et al) works, a very rare edition of Maurice Sendak's first picture book will be auctioned off. It's titled Good Shabbos, Everybody and "was commissioned after illustrator Leonard Weisgard saw one of Sendak's window displays for FAO Schwartz in New York." Also being offered up is a poster he drew for a New York book festival in 1979 — showing a Wild Thing leaning against the Empire State Building!