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Andy Warhol: Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.254) - Signed Print

Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.254)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 1980
Signed Print Edition of 60
H 102cm x W 151cm

Critical Review

Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II. 254) is part of the Diamond Dust Shoes series. This series, which came late in Warhol’s career as a Pop artist, marks a retrospective turn in which Warhol returned to familiar subject matter. Warhol worked as a freelance commercial illustrator in New York in the 1950s and he became renowned for his illustrations of shoes that featured in prominent fashion magazines such as Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Warhol returns to shoes, however updates them with a distinctly late 20th century style that resonates with the celebrity culture that fascinated Warhol.

Revisiting old subject matter such as the Campbell Soup Cans reflects Warhol’s creativity and versatile style. In Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II. 254), Warhol transforms the familiar image of a high heel shoe by privileging the Diamond Dust method over the blotted line technique which came to characterise so many of his earlier prints. This method, developed by Rupert Jasen Smith involves incorporating diamond dust particles into the screen printing process, enriching the print’s surface and imbuing it with a sense of glamour and luxury.

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