Andy Warhol. Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu. c. 1955

Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu c. 1955

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Between 1955 and 1957, Warhol was the sole illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller and made new drawings of shoes each week for ads in the New York Times. À la recherche du shoe perdu celebrates the central role shoes played in his early career and imagination. The title is a riff on Marcel Proust's famous novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past). The captions, with their distinctive cursive lettering, were transcribed by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola (or by assistants who imitated her handwriting). Warhol and his friends hand-colored the sheets at coloring parties.

Gallery label from Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967, April 25–October 18, 2015
Author
Ralph Pomeroy
Medium
One from a portfolio of eighteen offset lithographs with synthetic dye-based ink additions
Dimensions
sheet: 9 3/4 x 13 11/16" (24.7 x 34.8 cm)
Publisher
the artist, New York
Printer
Record Offset Corporation, New York
Edition
approx. 100
Credit
The Print Associates Fund
Object number
459.1999.8
Copyright
© 2018 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Portfolio
À la recherche du shoe perdu
Department
Drawings and Prints