This highly iconic work by Andy Warhol consists of a number of shoes which are aligned in an apparently casual manner. Warhol saw shoes as a metaphorical subject for his rise to fame. Ultimately, for Warhol shoes represented money and wealth. ‘Unique Shoes’ is a unique piece, and is a celebration of Warhol’s artistic career.
All different, they connect this unique print to Warhol’s other shoe series, a them Warhol had researched and developed through time, as early as the 1950s. To Warhol, shoes were appealing in any form, whether covered in diamond dust or named after celebrities such as Zsa Zsa Gabor. ‘Unique Shoes’ comes from Warhol’s 1980 elaboration of the 'Shoe' series.