Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's
Andy Warhol, ‘A La Recherche du Shoe Perdu’, circa 1955, Christie's

With the hand-colored cover, on wove paper, with poems by Ralph Pomeroy, published by the artist, each with the 'Andy Warhol Authentication Board' inkstamp and annotated 'PMP.6' in pencil on the reverse, in very good condition, framed
Each Sheet: 9 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (245 x 346 mm.)
Cover Sheet: 20 x 26 in. (508 x 660 mm.)

From the Catalogue:
Between 1955 and 1957, Warhol was the sole illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller and made new drawings of shoes each week for ads in the New York Times. À la recherche du shoe perdu celebrates the central role shoes played in his early career and imagination. The title is a riff on Marcel Proust's famous novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past). The captions, with their distinctive cursive lettering, were transcribed by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola (or by assistants who imitated her handwriting). Warhol and his friends hand-colored the sheets at coloring parties. (Museum of Modern Art)
—Courtesy of Christie's

Feldman & Schellmann IV.69A-85A

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