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Andy Warhol, Shoes, 1980 FS II.255

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Shoes, 1980 FS II.255
Reference:FS II.255
Series:Shoes Series, 1980
Medium:Screenprint with diamond dust on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper.
Sheet:40 1/4 in x 59 ½ in (102.2 cm x 151.1 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60 on verso. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Andy Warhol, New York.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7089

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Shoes, 1980 FS II.255 is a beautiful work capturing images of high heeled shoes from multiple angles. Warhol takes inspiration from a starry night sky, with sprinkles of diamond dust mimicking the stars. The work also reminds the viewer of an x-ray scan, with its dark black background, and two-dimensional coloring of the shoes. Warhol was fascinated by American pop culture, and especially by Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. High heels are a commercialized fashion item that became essential for a women's wardrobe during the 1980s, especially women entering the workforce for the first time. This print features a more subdued color palette or white and black, accented with the sparkly diamond dust. The simple color choice allows Warhol’s graphic work to shine through in this captivating work.

Created in 1980, Andy Warhol Shoes, FS II.255 is a screenprint with diamond dust on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper.. This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso. Numbered from the edition of 60 on verso.

This screenprint is part of the Shoes portfolio, created in 1980, listed as FS II.253-257. Exploring different color combinations and positionings in each print, the portfolio is diverse and compelling as a whole. Find the rest of the portfolio here: Shoes FS II.253, Shoes FS II.254, Shoes FS II.256, Shoes FS II.257.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Shoes, 1980 FS II.255 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.255 on page 120.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Shoes, 1980 FS II.255 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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