Image credit Wisdom Portal, here. Image from 25 Cats Name [sic] Sam and One Blue Pussy, Andy Warhol. 1954, offset lithograph, watercolor, and pen-and-ink on paper, 9" x 6", held by The Andy Warhol Foundation, New York.
I just love this eager little orange face and the earnest eyes. Warhol obviously knew kitties, but moreover, knew how to depict them. A few simple lines, a splash of orange color, a very simple painting, actually...but magnificent. This cat Sam has clearly thrown his lot in with humans, and is just itching for some kind of interaction: a pet, a stroke, some play....
The bride ands I "owned" two cats with variations of this name. The first was a gray and white tabby--a perfect starter cat--that served as a child substitute for the first 8 years of our marriage. He lived from 1974-1988 and is buried in our yard.
We called him Sam. See, I maintain that we can never really know the names of our pets...so that's why I always phrase the question this way: "What do you call your cat?"
Our second similarly-named kitty was Sammy, 1997-2013 (likewise planted in the yard), who in fact looked a lot like Andy Warhol's kitty above. Our Sammy was an orange tabby--no white at all--and was the sweetest buddy in the world. See my post of a few weeks back wherein I have a photo of Sammy, here.
And just to show that Mr. Warhol was a kitty person, photographic proof:
Image credit Andy Warhol's Cats and Dogs.