The art of Andy Warhol continues to hold surprises for even the seasoned Warhol admirer. The best works from one of the world's largest private collections of Warhol paintings are published here for the first time in book form. Beginning with whimsical paintings from the pre-Pop period, this selection of over 100 works spans the full breadth of Warhol's spectacular career, up until his last project: The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci. More than 200 illustrations, many in full color, give a comprehensive overview of the many facets in the work of the "pope of Pop art." Of particular interest is a little-known series of "Paintings for Children," published here for the first time. These delightful pictures of ships, planes, robots, and toys were hung just three feet from the floor when first shown in 1983. A concise biography, richly illustrated with many color plates; quotations from Warhol about art and about himself, as essay on Warhol and the American Dream by David Bourdon; a memoir by art historian and critic Pierre Restany; an interview from 1963 by G.R. Swenson and the last one with Paul Taylor in 1987; as well as a chronology and a detailed and updated bibliography contribute to this fascinating, colorful book.