Andy Warhol | Shoe Illustrations.
March 2, 2019 § Leave a comment
When most people think of Andy Warhol they think of his Campbell Soup cans or his Marilyn Monroe portrait, but when I think of Andy Warhol I think of his shoe illustrations and that he was the chief illustrator in the 1950s for I. Miller shoes when my grandfather was the General Manager. I like to think they may have worked together, but lately, I look at this shoe ad of one of my grandfather’s designs and I have to wonder did he illustrate it? The photos below were taken at The Whitney Museum of Art. The Warhol exhibit is running through the end of March. I was struck by how prolific he was as an artist and how at the time he was creating his pop art many didn’t think it was art and I assume there are some now that still don’t, but regardless of what you think about his art, he captured the 20th century creating a better time capsule for future generations than one could ever have imagined through his portraits, illustrations, and films.
The Historialist Of Shoes And Shoemakers: Ben Benjamin I. Miller
Ben Benjamin, 1934 & Salvatore Ferragamo, 2015.
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Ben Benjamin: “Cause while he met me he didn’t know anything about me, so uh he went and spoke to his old boss about me, and a few other people. His old boss says to him, he says if you two can get along, he says you can be the biggest men in this town in the shoe business. He says you (Ben Schwartz) in the selling end of it and Ben running the factory. He’s a good factory man, designer – but you’ve got to learn to live with one another, and we got a long fine – When I first told him I wanted to get out, he says no, he wouldn’t let me. Now in all those years, we never had a fight. We never had an argument.”
Steve Madden Buys Schwartz and Benjamin.
December 20, 2017 § Leave a comment
For the record.
Steve Madden Snaps Up Schwartz & Benjamin FN 1/30/17
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge | Structure.
September 1, 2017 § 2 Comments
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between|At The Met through September 4th, 2017.
May 21, 2017 § Leave a comment
Some Love At H&M.
March 4, 2017 § Leave a comment
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May 23, 2016 § 2 Comments
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In 1972 the Polaroid Corporation commissioned the Eames Office to produce a film introducing the new and revolutionary SX-70 instant-photography camera developed by Edwin Land.
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