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Shoe

Artist
Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987
Date
c.1956
Material
Wood, composition gold leaf, paper, and paint
Made in
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
5 in. x 8 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (12.7 x 21.6 x 7 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth and Julie Heller in honor of their aunt Goldie Heller Greenberg
Rights
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object Number
4:2014
NOTES
Andy Warhol produced this golden shoe sculpture early in his career when he was working in the world of fashion as a commercial illustrator. The shoe is covered in imitation gold leaf and decorated with a golden doily. Warhol also made related collages of golden shoes, each named after a celebrity such as James Dean, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Truman Capote. This work already reflects his fascination with popular culture in the mid-1950s before the advent of Pop art in the following decade.
Andy Warhol (d.1987), New York, NY

late 1950s - 2003
Goldie Heller Greenberg (d.2002), New York, NY, given by the artist [1]

2003 - 2014
Elizabeth Heller, St. Louis, MO, purchased from the estate of Goldie Heller Greenberg [2]

2014 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Elizabeth and Julie Heller [3]


Notes:
[1] Per letter from the donor to the Museum, dated 2/19/2014 [SLAM document files].

[2] Per Deed of Gift, dated June 2, 2014 [SLAM document files].

[3] Per Deed of Gift, dated June 2, 2014 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees, May 19, 2014.
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