30 - 31 October 2007
December Shoe [triptych] (see F. & S. 69-85)
offset lithograph with hand-coloring, 1955, on three sheets of wove paper, the full sheets, minor surface soiling, occasional soft handling creases, mat staining, otherwise in good condition, presumably in the artist's purple wooden frames with the 'Serendipity 3' label affixed to the reverse
(upper panel) S. 9 x 11 in. (229 x 279 mm.)
(center panel) S. 6 x 11 in. (152 x 279 mm.)
(lower panel) S. 8 x 11 in. (203 x 279 mm.) (3)
Private Collection, New York
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Exhibition catalogue, The Warhol Look, Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum and elsewhere, November 1997 -- Spring 1999, p. 84, another example illustrated.
One of the earliest examples of Andy Warhol's work crossing the boundaries between illustration and fine art..
He practically re-draw's what the viewer sees by literally cutting the paper and dividing the Shoe and Leg into abstracted individual parts that together become whole..
Here we see Warhol's (early) interest in repetition, use of the multi-panel format, and twentieth century modernism and Post-war abstraction.
With hindsight we know about Warhol's desire to leave the successful world of illustration and become a fine artist.
This work is from one of his earliest shows at Serendipity 3 in 1955 and bears the Cafe's label at the lower panel on the reverse.
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