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Sherrie Levine

Two Shoes, 1992

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Pair of children’s shoes, brown leather,
each 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2” (15,8 x 6 x 5,8 cm),
Ed. 99/XXXVI, signed and numbered

A new pair of shoes. Many years ago, Sherrie Levine found and sold pairs of small shoes in a gallery in New York. A refined version, handmade in Italy from softest leather and suede, retraces the artist’s first steps.


“It is into this story, the story of art history as narrative of becoming in which each proper name becomes a historical site, that Sherrie Levine has always ‘liberated’ her objects. But it is also where she has always found them.” Howard Singerman Parkett No. 32, 1992