Lot 7
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ANDY WARHOL (1928 - 1987) | Strawberry Shoe, 1959

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
  • Strawberry Shoe, 1959
  • Signed lower right and dedicated To Theodora upper left
  • Offset printing with hand coloring
  • Sheet: 22 7/8 by 29 in. (58.1 by 73.7 cm.); Framed: 24 by 30 1/8 in. (61 by 76.5 cm.)
  • Executed in 1959.
watercolor, ink and stamp on paper; signed and dedicated 'To Theodora'


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein; Düsseldorf, Städtisch Kunsthalle; Bremen Kunsthalle; Munich, Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Berlin, Haus am Waldsee;Vienna, Museum moderner Kunst, Museum des 20. Jarhunderts; Lucerne, Kunstmuseum, 'Andy Warhol: Das zeichnerisch Werk 1942-1975,' 1976


Rainer Crone, Ed., 'Andy Warhol: A Picture Show By The Artist - The Early Work, 1942-1962,' New York 1987, cat. no. 228, p. 224, illustrated


This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is not matted. There is an undulation to the sheet. There are pinpoint media accretions throughout, inherent to the artist's working method. There are minor watermarks intermittently along the right vertical edge, visible upon close inspection. There is time staining and creasing to the extreme edges of the sheet, not visible when framed. Framed under glass.
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Catalogue Note

Arthur Jay Edelman met his beloved wife of 66 years, Theodora, while studying at Sarah Lawrence College through the G I Bill. Shortly after graduation, the couple joined Teddy’s family leather tanning business. Here they met Andy Warhol, when he was a talented, young graphic designer working for the company, who would become a lifelong friend.   Warhol constructed ‘Strawberry Shoe’ using two of his signature practices, the use of the blotted line to create the shoe and the use of repetitive image through the mode of stamps with the strawberries. Warhol’s rubber stamps were produced by one of his studio assistants, who worked from Warhol’s line drawings. Warhol’s intent on repeating visual imagery through the stamp prefigures his groundbreaking silkscreen process, which ultimately became his trademark practice. The stamp also plays a significant role in Warhol’s early Pop paintings.