Shoes, Shoes, Shoes collects a closetful of high heels, loafers, mules, boots, and sandals, including iconic images from Warhol's Pop heyday as well as rarely seen early advertising illustrations. Accompanied throughout by witty quotes -- "I decided that being a shoe salesman is a really sexy job", for example -- these forty drawings, watercolors, and prints demonstrate Warhol's special talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Style, Style, Style offers a cavalcade of forty striking fashion images -- slinky dresses, whimsical period costumes, sprightly scarves, ultrachic bijoux, and more, all drawn from Warhol's archives. Sprinkled throughout with the artist's droll quips and playful epigrams, this stylish minibook conjures up all the decadent pleasures of a shopping spree -- at only a fraction of the cost.
Some of the illustrations are black-and-white, but most are in vibrant color. Warhol uses Santas, Christmas trees, presents, angels, poinsettias, and other motifs. The artwork as a whole is playful and charming. The quotes are fun too. A typical Warholism: "Big smiles make a party better because they're energy." A supplement at the end of the book gives the date and medium for each work of art--a definite plus for serious Warhol scholars!
I have to admit, I'm known as my family's "Scrooge" (doesn't every family have one?) around the holiday season. But Andy Warhol's "Ho, Ho, Ho!" even appealed to me. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you may also be delighted by this whimsical book.