Art print / Andy Warhol / Diamond Dust Shoes (1980) / purple, blue, green / 48 x 33 cm
Andy Warhol's interest in shoes can be traced back to the early 1950s. His dotted line drawings of shoes, particularly high heels, were an important part of his commercial and visual artist career. Warhol illustrated shoes for I. Miller and Glamor magazines, among others, and named many shoes after actors, dancers and singers - high heels named Julie Andrews, Kate Smith and Zsa Zsa Gabor, and spurred cowboy boots labeled Elvis Presley and James Dean. The shoes could be highly stylized or whimsical, but they were always elegant. In 1955 Warhol published the book A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu, which was illustrated with drawings of imaginative shoes. In 1980, Warhol was ready to revisit one of his favorite themes. It was around this time that he created his Diamond Dust Shoes, for which he used crushed particles of glass - a glittering powder that sparkled. The Diamond Dust Shoe paintings allowed him to combine some of his favorite subjects - movie star glamour, high fashion and money. The Diamond Dust Shoe paintings were created at a time when the disco, lamé and stilettos of Studio 54 captured the imagination of glittering Manhattan. Warhol, who had belonged to the avant-garde of the New York club scene since the early 1960s, once again reflected the times in which he lived with his paintings.
Without a frame - the picture will be delivered in a sturdy cardboard sleeve.