posted by: Shomore in Shoe History Corner on September 12th, 2008
Andy Warhol is best known for his paintings of Campbell’s soup and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. But before he painted those icons of pop art, Warhol worked as an illustrator for the I. Miller Shoe Company. There, he gained success in painting playful, detailed, and beautiful images of, what else, shoes. Warhol prolifically painted blue heels with buckles, pink shoes with bows, boots, etc. In fact, he even tried to exhibit the shoe art but was turned down. Imagine that.
Untitled (Stamped Shoes), Circa 1959
My Shoe is Your Shoe, Circa 1955
Autobiography of Alice B. Shoe, Circa 1955
Two Shoes, Circa 1960
Shoe with Holly, Circa 1950
Shoes, Circa 1980