After Andy Warhol, ‘SHOES FS II.257’, 1980, Grove Fine Art

Warhol implemented his signature style of repetition, arranging the shoes in a seemingly haphazard, yet methodical manner. The composition provides a candid perspective of shoes, spilled out on the floor in no particular order, but also presents the various views of the classic high-heel, leaving no element of the shoe hidden. The conceptualization of these prints, undoubtedly, is a revival of the beginning of his artistic career in which his specialty was none other than women’s shoes. In 1980, Andy Warhol returned to his roots as a commercial illustrator, by creating his Shoes series. Warhol loved to draw them—high heels, pumps, or jeweled stilettos– many of them were blotted-line drawings, filled in with color, and created when the artist was a commercial fashion illustrator in 1950s New York.

Signature: Hand signed and numbered on verso by the artist.

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