Shoe and Roses
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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Shoe and Roses 1956

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Shoes and feet were of great interest to Warhol and feature throughout his oeuvre (his vast archives even included a mummified foot). After arriving in New York in 1949 Warhol quickly became one of the most sought-after illustrators of women’s shoes. He was especially celebrated for his work for I. Miller, whose reputation was revitalised with his quirky adverts for their shoes. This illustration combines a silhouetted shoe with an example of his experimental rubber-stamped repeated image. This directly relates to the technique of screenprinting and his interest in repeating images and motifs. The varying density of the ink is reminiscent of his celebrity portaits those he made of such as Marilyn Monroe.


  • Acc. No. AR00268
  • Medium Paper on ink, dye and graphite on paper
  • Size 45.60 x 32.60 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008