Walking in Warhol's Shoes II
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11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Art within Art Series
I think every woman loves Andy Warhol's Shoe paintings.
A few years ago I did a very small painting of his shoes
paintings and it sold in 5 minutes. It was similar to this one
but much smaller. I can't image being in a shop full of shoes
that Andy Warhol designed. Humm....how many
would you buy?
Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, print maker , and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement t known as pop art.
In the sixties Warhol started painting daily objects of mass production like Campbell Soup cans and Coke bottles. Soon he became a famous figure in the New York art scene. From 1962 on he started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities like Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth
The pop artist not only depicted mass products but he also wanted to mass produce his own works of pop art. Consequently he founded The Factory in 1962. It was an art studio where he employed in a rather chaotic way "art workers" to mass produce mainly prints and posters but also other items like shoes designed by the artist. The first location of the Factory was in 231 E. 47th Street, 5th Floor (between 1st & 2nd Ave).Taylor.
Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987 from complications after a gall bladder operation. More than 2000 people attended the memorial mass at St.Patrick's Cathedral. The pop art icon Warhol was also a religious man - a little known fact.