Shoe and Leg

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

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

  • Literature

    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)

  • Artist Bio

    Andy Warhol

    American • 1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol was the leading exponent of the Pop Art movement in the U.S. in the 1960s. Following an early career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol achieved fame with his revolutionary series of silkscreened prints and paintings of familiar objects, such as Campbell's soup tins, and celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe. Obsessed with popular culture, celebrity and advertising, Warhol created his slick, seemingly mass-produced images of everyday subject matter from his famed Factory studio in New York City. His use of mechanical methods of reproduction, notably the commercial technique of silk screening, wholly revolutionized art-making.

    Working as an artist, but also director and producer, Warhol produced a number of avant-garde films in addition to managing the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground and founding Interview magazine. A central figure in the New York art scene until his untimely death in 1987, Warhol was notably also a mentor to such artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

     

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Shoe and Leg

stamped by the Andy Warhol Authentication Board, numbered "A137.0110", initialed "XA" and numbered "37.12" on the reverse
offset lithograph and watercolor on paper
26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm.)
Executed circa 1955.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $12,500

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

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New York Auction 19 September 2017