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An Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print

  • Andres G 
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Andres G

Andres G

BSc, MSc, Expert Appraiser of all kinds of Antique items. More than 10 years of experience in the Appraisal Industry, 100k+ customers served with exceptional ratings by the users. Antique store owner and businessman.


This art appraisal report offers an in-depth and impartial assessment of the artwork in question, grounded in the appraiser’s expertise and familiarity with the art market. All the information and data analyzed in this report is sourced solely from the client.

Having a clear understanding of the value of your artwork is crucial in making informed decisions about its future. This report provides a precise estimate of the value of each piece, using US dollars as the base currency. It is not intended to encourage the sale of the artwork, but rather to provide valuable information on how to proceed should the client decide to do so in the future.

Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.

Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test

In the quest to identify a match, Image Search employs advanced AI techniques to scour databases of images in order to find visually similar images. This is achieved through the use of various algorithms such as pattern recognition and machine learning. While some results may be considered as “matches” due to a clear similarity, other results may be inconclusive as they rely more on chance rather than any specific similarities. To conduct this test, a front-facing image was used as a reference to search for similar images on the internet.

The results of the automatic recognition are not conclusive. If a match is found, it will be shown below:

What specific information can we obtain from this test?

These results show clear similarities in scene, style, and/or colors. We can’t draw a conclusion yet because this coincidence could be caused by a lot of different things, like an artist with a certain style, a copy, a limited edition print, or a regular print. I need to keep going through the research and inspection steps to get to the final conclusion.

The algortihm found this is a An Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print. Between 1955 and 1957, Andy Warhol was the sole illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller, creating new drawings of shoes each week for the New York Times. His series À la recherche du shoe perdu pays homage to the importance of footwear in his early career and imagination. The title is a play on Marcel Proust’s renowned novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past). Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola, transcribed the captions with her signature cursive handwriting, and Warhol and his friends personally colored the sheets in coloring parties.

In this case it is important to identify if this is a regular print or a limited edition hand colored print. The back was sealed with a paper and it was not expossed. Most print by Andy Warhol were signed on the back, see this example. In this case, with the information provided, I assumed this is a limited edition hand signed print. However, I would recommend to pursue a full authentication process and issue a COA for this piece to verify this is a hand signed print. Otherwise, the print is indeed a regular print (a print where the signature is printed).

Age estimation

A picture used to know the age of the painting.

In order to accurately determine the age of the Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print, it is important to consider a variety of characteristics. The frame construction, color palette used, and other details can all be used to determine the age of the painting. The frame construction of this particular painting is likely to be original, as the frame construction of Warhol's paintings is known to be quite consistent. Additionally, the color palette used in this painting is typical of what Warhol used in the 1950s. The specific shades of blue, green, and pink are all characteristic of his work from that era. Additionally, the limited edition aspect of the painting can also help to provide insight into the age of the painting. Warhol's limited edition prints were not as widely produced until the mid-1950s. All of these factors can be used to accurately determine the age of the painting.

Based on this information and the pictures provided, I can estimate this painting was made in 1955.

Condition of the artwork

This Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print is in excellent condition. There is no need for restoration and the painting has no appreciable damage. If there are any damages, they are minimal. This painting is a collector's item and would make a great addition to any art collection.

Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.

I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures. At this step, I also inspect the painting’s front and back pictures, to find an artist’s name or other identifying features like stickers that may help me identify who has made this work. If there is any, provenance is also seen as an important variable because it helps figure out who the artist is.

A close Picture of the Signature

A close picture of the signature is included in this report.

I can read the signature as:

Andy Warhol

At this point, I can use the signature and try to find the artist’s name in a database of known-listed artists. Basically, it is a database with information about the names, surnames, origins, and biographies of the most well-known artists.

I found that the artist who painted this artwork is a listed and well known artist. Andy Warhol was one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. His works spanned a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to film, photography, and printmaking. Warhol began his career as a successful commercial artist, working as a illustrator for shoe manufacturer I. Miller from 1955-1957. He then rose to prominence in the 1960s with his series of silkscreen prints known as the “Campbell’s Soup Cans” and “Marilyn Diptych.” Warhol was a prolific artist and experimenter, creating works that explored the relationship between celebrity, artistic expression, and mass media. In addition to his artistic works, Warhol was a well-known figure in the New York City art scene and a leader of the Pop Art movement.

Detailed analysis of the artwork’s style, subject matter, and significance within the artist’s oeuvre and the broader art world.

I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced.

This Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print is an expression of his unique and iconic artistic style. Characterised by bright, bold colours and a simplified, cartoon-like aesthetic, Warhol's art celebrates the everyday by elevating the mundane to art. His works are often composed of only a few elements, with an emphasis on repetition and symmetry. His images are often a commentary on consumer culture, celebrity and fame. Warhol's art is both groundbreaking and timeless, and this work is a perfect example of his style.

Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.

In order to provide an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for the Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print, I utilized the data collected, including auction prices and other relevant market information specific to this artwork. This is crucial as it can be used in various contexts such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. It also offers a valuable insight into how the valuation of the Andy Warhol Untitled from À la recherche du shoe perdu circa 1955 Hand Signed Limited Edition Print may have changed due to environmental or economic factors.

The auction prices were a significant factor in determining the current market value of the artwork, as they are based on actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. As such, they are a strong indicator of the expected value of the piece in the near future.

By analyzing auction results from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the artwork. This approach provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Additionally, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available.


Investing in art can be a great idea for those looking to diversify their portfolio. Artwork can provide a unique and tangible asset that can increase in value over time, depending on the artist, while also providing aesthetic enjoyment. Unlike other investments, art can also provide a personal connection to the artist and their work, making it a great conversation point and an enjoyable piece to show off in your home or office. Additionally, buying a limited edition piece of artwork adds the benefit of rarity, increasing the potential of the artwork appreciating in value.

This painting can be considered valuable by the art market because it is an original work by the renowned artist Andy Warhol, who is widely considered one of the most influential figures in 20th-century art. The painting is a limited edition print, hand signed by Warhol himself, which adds to its value. Additionally, the painting is from Warhol's À la recherche du shoe perdu series, which was created in the mid-1950s and is highly sought-after by Warhol fans and collectors.

Final Appraisal Value ($)


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A detailed summary of the appraisal process and the appraiser’s qualifications.

Mark-to-market art appraisal is a vital method for determining the current value of a piece of artwork. This form of valuation requires an appraiser to consider various factors, such as market conditions, the condition and age of the artwork, and the artist’s reputation. By taking all these elements into account, a mark-to-market art appraisal delivers an accurate assessment of a piece of artwork’s current market value.

The artist’s reputation, as determined by their track record in gallery and museum shows, awards, and other accomplishments, is also considered in mark-to-market art appraisal. Appraisers use this information to determine if the value of a piece is likely to increase or decrease over time. Additionally, they will inspect the condition of the artwork and note any signs of wear or damage that might affect its future resale value.

When performing mark-to-market art appraisals, appraisers also consider market conditions by researching current art market trends and comparable works that have recently sold. This information is used to provide an estimate of a piece’s worth at that point in time. By considering all of these factors, mark-to-market art appraisal is able to give a reliable indication of the current value of a work. This kind of valuation can also ensure fair prices are paid and received when buying or selling art.

In summary, mark-to-market art appraisal is a crucial tool for determining the true value of a piece of artwork, enabling buyers, sellers, and appraisers to make informed decisions regarding its worth. It takes into account multiple aspects to provide an accurate assessment of the current market value of a work. This information can be used to ensure that buyers and sellers are getting a fair price for the artwork, and that the appraiser’s valuation is up-to-date and reflective of current market conditions.

In the case of insurance replacement appraisals, mark-to-market art appraisals can also be used to accurately estimate the cost of replacing a lost or damaged artwork. The current value, as determined by the appraisal, is then used to determine the amount that the insurance company will pay back to the policyholder. This way, policyholders can rest assured that they will receive an appropriate sum for any artwork that needs to be replaced due to accidental damage or theft. Additionally, this kind of valuation helps insurers ensure they are not being overcharged when artwork needs to be replaced as part of a claim settlement.

The appraisal process is a thorough evaluation of the item or items in question. It involves researching and analyzing the information provided by the requester in order to provide an accurate estimate of its value. The appraiser takes into account factors such as condition, rarity, demand, and market prices. Photographs and detailed descriptions are especially important when providing an appraisal, since they help the appraiser identify any potential flaws or defects that could affect the item’s worth. By using all the resources that are available, an evaluation can be done quickly, efficiently, and with a high level of accuracy.

A statement of the appraiser’s liability and any potential conflicts of interest.

A qualified art appraisal, also known as a formal written evaluation, is a professional assessment of the monetary value of a piece of art by an individual who has specialized knowledge, expertise, and training in the field of art appraisal. This person must meet certain educational and professional requirements, including experience in researching and evaluating art, as well as knowledge of the art market and current market trends. The purpose of a qualified art appraisal is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of the value of a piece of art for various purposes, including insurance claims, tax planning, estate planning, or to help determine a fair price for a sale or purchase.

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