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Andy Warhol Shoes poster 1979 (Andy Warhol reptile shoes)

1979

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Andy Warhol illustrated advertising poster New York, 1979: 1970s Andy Warhol illustrated "Lighthouse Footwear Reptile Shoes," poster (New York, 1979). An elegant & well-sized vintage Andy Warhol poster executed during the artist’s lifetime. Warhol printed signature appears lower right. Catalog Raisonne: Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters, 1964-1987 (entry 12; Marechal). Looks fantastic framed. Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper; 30 x 45 inches (76.1 x 114.3 cm). Printed Warhol signature lower right; dated 1979 on lower from an edition of unknown. Well-preserved and in very good overall vintage condition with the exception of perhaps some minor signs of handling. Literature: 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 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. Related Categories: Warhol advertising. Andy Warhol posters prints. Andy Warhol women. Andy Warhol fashion. 70s pop art. Warhol shoes.

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  • Artist
    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987, American)
  • Creation Year
    1979
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Very good.
  • Gallery Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU35437046512

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About Andy Warhol (Artist)

The name of American artist Andy Warhol is all but synonymous with Pop art, the movement he helped shape in the 1960s. He is known for his clever appropriation of motifs and images from popular advertising and commercials, which he integrated into graphic, vibrant works that utilized mass-production technologies such as printmaking, photography and silkscreening. Later in his career, he expanded his oeuvre to include other forms of media, founding Interview magazine and producing fashion shoots and films on-site at the Factory, his world-famous studio in New York.


     Born and educated in in Pittsburgh, Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 and built a successful career as a commercial illustrator. Although he made whimsical drawings as a hobby during these years, his career as a fine artist began in the mid-1950s with ink-blot drawings and hand-drawn silkscreens. The 1955 lithograph You Can Lead a Shoe to Water illustrates how he incorporated in his artwork advertising styles and techniques, in this case shoe commercials.


     As a child, Warhol was often sick and spent much of his time in bed, where he would make sketches and put together collections of movie-star photographs. He described this period as formative in terms of his skills and interests. Indeed, Warhol remained obsessed with celebrities throughout his career, often producing series devoted to a famous face or an object from the popular culture, such as Chairman Mao or Campbell’s tomato soup. The1967 silkscreen Marilyn 25 embodies his love of bright color and famous subjects.


     Warhol was a prominent cultural figure in New York during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The Factory was a gathering place for the era’s celebrities, writers, drag queens and fellow artists, and collaboration was common. To this day, Warhol remains one of the most important artists of the 20th century and continues to exert influence on contemporary creators.

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