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

Andy Warhol

Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu

c. 1955

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
459.1999.14
Copyright
© 2017 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Portfolio
À la recherche du shoe perdu
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
This work is part of a portfolio with 17 other works online.
Andy Warhol has 241 works  online.
There are 21,411 prints online.

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

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