ANDY WARHOL | À LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (SEE F. & S. IV.69A-85)
1928 - 1987
À LA RECHERCHE DU SHOE PERDU; AND SHOE AND LEG (SEE F. & S. IV.69A-85)
The complete portfolio, comprising 16 offset lithographs, 15 with handcoloring, and the handcolored cover, with text by Ralph Pomeroy; together with Shoe and Leg, circa 1955, each annotated 'XA-17.1' in pencil on the verso, on wove paper, the lettering by Warhol's mother, Julia Warhola, framed (17 prints)
sheet: 247 by 348 mm 9¾ by 13¾ in
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With full margins, the prints are in good condition except the colors are attenuated. A few sheets with an occasional crease, the largest approx. 90 mm in upper left corner of 'Sunset and Evening Shoe', or a pale unobtrusive speck of staining. (Most with some traces of stray ink, minor surface soiling and a tiny rust fleck.) 'Shoe and Leg' with creases throughout and a 11 mm hard crease at top sheet edge at center. The portfolio cover with a 17 mm tear at bottom sheet edge and a 5 mm tear at top sheet edge, both along the fold.
Private Collection, London
Ruth Horowitz, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2003