Andy Warhol, ‘Shoe and Leg’, ca. 1955, Phillips

Signature: stamped by the Andy Warhol Authentication Board, numbered "A137.0110", initialed "XA" and numbered "37.12" on the reverse

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pop Art Myths, June 10 - September 14, 2014, no. 8, p. 89 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

Andreas Brown, Andy Warhol: His Early Works 1947-1959, New York, 1971, pp. 34-36 (another example illustrated)
Carter Ratcliff, Andy Warhol, New York, 1983, pp. 16-18 (another example illustrated)
Rainer Crone, Andy Warhol: A Picture Show by the Artist, New York, 1987, pp. 64, 67, 270 (another example illustrated)
Kynaston McShine (ed.), Andy Warhol A Retrospective, New York, 1989, p. 105 (another example illustrated)
Germano Celant, Andy Warhol: A Factory, Porto, 2000, n.p. (another example illustrated)
Frayda Feldman and Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Milan, 2003, no. IV.85 [b], p. 338 (another example illustrated)

Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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