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Signed Print Edition of 60
H 102cm x W 151cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|May 2023||Artcurial - France||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|July 2022||Sotheby's New York - United States||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Phillips New York - United States||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|February 2014||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
|October 2013||Phillips New York - United States||Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II.256) - Signed Print|
Printed in 1980, Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II. 256) is a signed screen print by Andy Warhol with diamond dust. The print depicts five high heeled shoes arranged next to each other in a line across the composition. The shoes are all placed slightly differently within the composition, giving the spectator a view of the shoes from all angles. The shoes are rendered almost entirely in black, with low contrast prints of the shoes overlayed on a diamond dusted background.
Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II. 256) is part of the Diamond Dust Shoes series. This series marks a late stage in Warhol’s artistic career as he turns back to familiar icons and subjects of his earlier works. The shoes depicted in this series resonate strongly with the start of Warhol’s career as a freelance commercial illustrator. In the 1950s, Warhol’s illustrations of shoes were featured widely in popular fashion magazines such as Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Revisiting this familiar image, Warhol updates his renderings of high heeled shoes giving them a distinctly late 20th century feel. Diamond Dust Shoes (F. & S. II. 256) differs from others in the series due to the lack of colour. The viewer has to focus their attention on the print to make out the shoes as there is less of a visual contrast between them and the dark background.
The print was made using the Diamond Dust method which was developed by Rupert Jasen Smith who Warhol admired greatly. The incorporation of diamond dust particles in the screen printing process transforms the everyday commodity into a luxurious and glamorous object. This new method marks a development from the blotted line technique that characterised much of Warhol’s early commercial illustrations.