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Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987
Wood, composition gold leaf, paper, and paint
Current Location
Not on view
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
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object Number
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]

[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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