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Black Shoes

Accession Number
2000/2.236

Title
Black Shoes

Artist(s)
Alex Katz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1987

Medium & Support
aquatint and soft ground on Somerset Satin paper

Dimensions
22 5/8 in x 28 7/8 in (57.47 cm x 73.34 cm);24 1/2 in x 30 5/16 in (62.23 cm x 76.99 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Herbert Barrows

Subject matter
Alex Katz's pervading interest in fashion is represented in this print. He was inspired by fashion models, designer clothing, and New York City life. The monochrome background of this work is a defining characteristic of Katz's style. It allows the subject of the work, the black shoes, to be the viewer's sole focus. This fashion accessory reminds the viewer of glimpses of a passers-by one might notice while walking down the streets of a city.

Physical Description
This horizontal print shows two feet walking toward the viewer seen from just above the ankle. The person wears grey socks and black shoes. The image has a plain grey background.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
fashion (concept)
feet
feet (animal components)
legs
shoes
shoes (footwear)
standing
walking

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All Rights Reserved

On display