According to her son, when Andy Warhol first arrived in New York, he became friends with Suzuki. After looking at his portfolio, she advised him to draw shoes and helped him get a job.
Warhol took her advice and began his career as a commercial illustrator. He loved to draw shoes, and that motif remained strong in his later work. His Diamond Dust Shoes sold for $1,762,500 at Christie's in 2010.
From todaysinspiration.blogspot.com and christies.com
|Mary Suzuki illustration for which she won the NY Art Directors medal|
|Mary Suzuki illustrations|
flickr.com - AngoraSox
|Andy Warhol illustration|
|Andy Warhol illustrations|