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Andy Warhol, ‘Gee Merrie Shoes’, ca. 1955, Long-Sharp Gallery
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Andy Warhol

Gee Merrie Shoes, ca. 1955

Offset lithograph with hand coloring
9 × 8 in
22.9 × 20.3 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Indianapolis, New York
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In the mid-1950s, Andy Warhol worked as an illustrator for the popular shoe manufacturer I. Miller. …

Long-Sharp Gallery
Indianapolis, New York

Shoes were a mainstay throughout Warhol’s art career; in 1949, on his second day introducing …

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Stamped by artist's estate, Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (archive number in pencil on verso).
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Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol, ‘Gee Merrie Shoes’, ca. 1955, Long-Sharp Gallery
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In the mid-1950s, Andy Warhol worked as an illustrator for the popular shoe manufacturer I. Miller. For three years, Warhol drew shoes for advertisements, a cultural symbol that would fascinate him throughout his career. The stately high-heeled shoe, usually depicted in profile, was Warhol’s favorite, which he …

Long-Sharp Gallery
Indianapolis, New York

Shoes were a mainstay throughout Warhol’s art career; in 1949, on his second day introducing himself to publishers in New York, he received his first assignment as a commercial illustrator- to illustrate shoes for New York’s Glamour Magazine. In the 1950s, Warhol was also responsible for revamping I. Miller’s …

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Print
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (archive number in pencil on verso).
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
Follow

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.

Andy Warhol

Gee Merrie Shoes, ca. 1955

Offset lithograph with hand coloring
9 × 8 in
22.9 × 20.3 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Indianapolis, New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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