Shoes (Deluxe Edition). 1980. Silkscreen in colors with diamond dust. Feldmann/Schellmann/Defendi II.250. Verso signed and numbered "1/1" and inscribed "PP" and "DE". Only 'Printer's Proof' copy, aside from the edition of 10. On firm Arches. 102 x 151.5 cm (40.1 x 59.6 in), the full sheet. Sheet 3 from the five-part series "Shoes (Deluxe Edition)". Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Andy Warhol (verso with the artist's copyright stamp). • Warhol's striking creations are icons of American Pop-Art. • Glamorous shimmering effect through th lavish use of "diamond dust". • Very rare. Only Printers Proof copy aside from the edition of only 10 copies. • Based on a photograph Andy Warhol shot for an advertising campaign.
PROVENANCE: Hamilton Selway Fine Art, West Hollywood. Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned in 1999).
"I'm doing shoes because I'm going back to my roots. In fact, I think maybe I should do nothing but shoes from now on." Andy Warhol, quote after: P. Hackett (editor), The Andy Warhol Diaries, New York 1989, p. 306