Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes and Murakami’s Cherries Lead Bonhams’ Post-War & Contemporary Art AuctionNov 16, 2022 17:00 EST
Diamond Dust Shoes (Pink), Warhol’s 1980 synthetic polymer paint, silkscreen ink, and diamond dust on canvas piece, is a leading lot in Bonhams’ upcoming Post-War & Contemporary Art auction. Warhol started his career drawing shoes for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, for which he received the nickname “the Leonardo da Vinci of the shoe trade.” Warhol created his high-heeled art to depict the glamourized and consumerist American way of life, as opposed to his humble upbringing by Slovakian immigrant parents.
Two red cherries are beaming with smiles in Takashi Murakami’s Cherries from circa 2005. It is a fiber-reinforced plastic, steel, acrylic, and urethane paint sculpture offered in the upcoming auction. Murakami is one of the most recognizable contemporary artists whose art was greatly influenced by Pop Art. Cherries is a representation of Murakami’s most Pop, playful, and kawaii side. The Post-War & Contemporary Art auction will offer several lots from the estate of Melvin S. Rosenthal and the estate of Sherman K. Edmiston. Major works by Keith Haring, Adriana Varejão, Rashid Johnson, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Norman Lewis, and Sam Gilliam will be included. Find the listed items and more on Bonhams and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (76)
# of Lots:76
Price Range:$6,000 - $1,800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Diamond Dust Shoes 1980|| Estimate: |
|TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B. 1962) Cherries 2005|| Estimate: |
|RASHID JOHNSON (B. 1977) Dexterit|| Estimate: |
|RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ (1930-2020) Soft to Hard - Green Bound1973|| Estimate: |
|SHINIQUE SMITH (B. 1971) Baltimore, MD In the Twilight2011|| Estimate: |