Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol Reptile Shoes Lithograph (Andy Warhol's shoes) #andywarhol
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Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol Reptile Shoes Lithograph (Andy Warhol's shoes) #andywarhol



Vintage 1970s Andy Warhol poster Original, vintage Warhol commissioned poster "Lighthouse Footwear Reptile Shoes," Offset lithograph, New York, NY, 1979. A beautiful, simple, elegant & well-sized original Warhol collectible priced well-within reach. The lighthouse Footwear poster's illustration depicts a ladies' shoe in the shape of an imaginary breed of snake that appears to be a cross between a python and a cobra. Warhol first drew the snake in ink and watercolor in 1962. A few months before his first solo exhibition at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, where he presented his famous Campbell's Soup Cans suite. (Source: Paul Marechal). Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper 30 x 45 inches (76.1 x 114.3 cm) Plate signed on lower right; dated 1979 on lower Well-preserved and in excellent condition Publisher: Arthur Edelman 1979 Catalogue Raisonné: Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters 1964-1987 by Paul Marechal, no. 12, p. 52. Further information: Shoes played a prominent role in Warhol’s early career as a commercial artist. His 1950s adverts for women’s footwear were well recognized and his fetish for shoes and feet continued throughout his life. In the 1980s he returned to the motif as a source of inspiration for a series of screen-prints which incorporated diamond dust, the by-product created during the making of industrial grade diamonds. The effect of a shimmering surface is reminiscent of his use of gold leaf in the late 1950s, creating a magical touch of glamour. This exhibition poster shows a single emerald green shoe floating in a starry sky but many of the works in his shoe series incorporated lots of different shoes in groupings - reminiscent of still life's. (Source: Tate Modern)

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