Andy Warhol Shoes
The art of Andy Warhol shoes was produced in his earlier years before his "15 minutes of fame" (famous for fifteen minutes) as a New York City commercial artist in the 1950s. Those illustrations were advertisements for retail stores in New York, magazines and they are still popular today in the form of aftermarket products such as Andy Warhol Collector Puzzle, games, prints, posters, perfume bottles, and a notebook journal. There are even Andy Warhol rugs, and a line of mens and women high heel shoe designs meant for wearing. He would have been proud.(Story Continued Below)
Andy Warhol Shoes
|Shoe, c.1955 (Green and Yellow) |
|Andy Warhol |
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The Story on Diamond Dust Shoes
The background story on the Diamond Dust print shown above by Andy is particularly interesting because he wanted to make the print sparkle from industrial diamonds in the silk screen paint. Apparently that idea did not work out to his satisfaction so instead he experimented and ended up using glass and mirror chips to achieve the desired effect on his original signed work. The art prints sold here don't have that glitter effect.
The First Andy Warhol Shoes
Warhol moved to New York City in 1949 to pursue a career in fashion magazine illustration became a popular artist by 1955. He loved the assignments when he needed to paint shoes for the magazine and soon developed more prominence in the art world with his endless variations of the high heel shoe art.
His famous painting Taming of the Shoe and the quotation “You can never have too many shoes” was from that period. The drawings and paintings of Andy Warhol Shoes became collector's items and his trademark for success.
1960s New York Art Gallery Scene
Even by today’s standards artists are somehow supposed to separate their art from commercial success but Andy would have none of that. He along with like minded others were singled out for “capitulating” to consumerism and the popular art critics that supported him were scandalized by Warhol's deliberate exploitation of market culture. That was the culture of the 1960s New York art scene and a difficult concept for me to accept when I can purchase online a 100% polyester Andy Warhol rug for my bathroom floor. That, in my opinion is consumerism and there is no stigma attached to it.
The Andy Warhol Shoes Online Gallery
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Andy Warhol Self Portrait
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