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WARHOL, Andy

Shoes

Stock Code
101366
1980
£148,000

Andy Warhol loved to draw them high heels, pumps, or jeweled stilettos. Many of them were blotted-line drawings, filled in with colour, and created when the artist was a commercial fashion illustrator in 1950s New York. He returned to these primary motifs in the 1980s with his series Diamond Dust Shoes, beginning as an advertising assignment from Halston. In Diamond Dust Shoes, Andy Warhol placed glittering, multi-colored arrangements of women's shoes against black backgrounds. As a successful commercial artist, Andy Warhol's acclaim escalated when he drew imaginative images of shoes for the retail store I. Miller.

Victor Hugo sent down a big box of various styles to be photographed for the ad campaign of Halston's shoe licensee, Garolini. Ronnie turned the box upside down and dumped the shoes out. Andy liked the way they looked spilled all over the floor. So he took a few Polaroids and had Ronnie take a

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Description

Screenprint in colours with diamond dust, 1980, on Arches Aquarelle Cold Pressed paper, signed, inscribed and numbered in pencil on the reverse, an hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 60, published by the artist with his copyright inkstamp on the reverse, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Andy Warhol, New York. 101 x 150.8cm.

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Feldman & Schellman II.255

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