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
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
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.
From Campbell’s Soup Cans to the Velvet Underground, and everything in between — illustrated with stellar works offered this season
Our updated guide takes you through the shows that have been extended and postponed this year, from Christo in Paris to Artemisia Gentileschi in London
In tandem with an online sale, Trespassing, we take a look at how works by pioneers such as Haring, Stik and KAWS are finding their way into the home
Auction records set for Sanyu, Dana Schutz, Nguyen Phan Chanh and other great artists as Christie’s continues to reimagine the auction concept
Karuizawa and Midleton Very Rare whiskies and Romano Levi grappa are among the collector’s items offered at Christie’s in December 2020