Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘A la Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, 1955, Peter Harrington Gallery

Issued as a portfolio of 17 unbound sheets enclosed in the printed covers. Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola did the calligraphy. While the captions are printed in Julia Warhola’s distinctive hand, the title on the cover is hand-written in ink and reads ‘A La Pecherche [sic] du Shoe Perdu…’. This mistake may indicate that this particular portfolio is one of the earlier ones Warhola titled. The lithographs were privately printed in New York and the sheets then hand-coloured using Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dye by Warhol and his friends at his ‘colouring parties’. This portfolio also contains one extra double sized illustration of a boot with no caption (a boot of the same style was used by Warhol for a separate work, ‘Gee, Merrie Shoes’ for an exhibition at the Bodley Gallery in New York the following year).
This delightful portfolio is rare as not all surviving portfolios have a complete set of all the plates, and many do not include the larger boot plate.

Publisher: Andy Warhol

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York