Lot 8
  • 8

ANDY WARHOL (1928 - 1987) | Untitled (Snake Shoe), 'circa' 1959

7,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
  • Untitled (Snake Shoe), 'circa' 1959
  • Signed lower right
  • Offset printing with hand coloring
  • Sheet: 23 by 28 1/2 in. (58.4 by 72.4 cm.); Framed: 24 1/4 by 30 in. (61.6 by 76.2 cm.)
  • Executed 'circa' 1959.
watercolor and ink on paper; signed


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is not matted. There is an undulation to the sheet. There is time staining and creasing to the edges of the sheet, not visible when framed. There are water marks to the sheet, primarily along the lower edge. There are faint, scattered pinpoint accretions, visible upon close inspection. There is a stray media mark to the lower edge. 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 used his signature blotted line technique to create ‘Untitled (Snake Shoe).’