Andy Warhol's Protege, Painter Mark Schwartz, Explores the Intimate Relationship Between Women and Their Shoes

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Andy Warhol's Protégé, Painter Mark Schwartz, Explores the Intimate Relationship Between Women and Their Shoes


July 8 , 2013

Tampa, FL— After years of only sharing his work with private individual clients (think Oprah and Madonna) and designing for Barneys, Bergdorf's and other elite boutiques, Mark Schwartz is sharing his famous shoe paintings with the public through the launch of his website The site showcases many of the iconic shoe paintings that have garnered him a reputation as one of the most "inspiring fashion artists of the modern era." 

For the past twenty years, Schwartz has been capturing the essence of his female subjects, one provocative stiletto at a time. His colorful high-heeled paintings ooze sexuality, while simultaneously encapsulating pop culture. 

"I have always been fascinated by beautiful high-heeled shoes; the shape, the movement, and the mood that they create entirely on their own; they scream sex and they are whimsical." - Mark Schwartz

Celebrity Clients Commission Paintings of Their Favorite Shoes For Private Display

Schwartz has a long list of celebrity clientele that includes Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Stone, Katie Couric, Madonna, and Natasha Richardson. Schwartz's work has an intrinsic fluidity and possesses a special quality that resonates with his clients. His dynamic work captures the essence of the woman in the shoes. Each bespoke painting explores the powerful relationship between the subjects and their beloved footwear.

About Mark Schwartz 

The painter and shoe designer apprenticed under the distinguished fashion designer Roger Vivier. Through that relationship, he was introduced to Andy Warhol, who became Schwartz's biggest champion, encouraging him to explore his natural talent for capturing the essence of female sexuality and beauty through his brilliant water color and ink shoe paintings. 

Schwartz skillfully elevates the everyday accessory into an iconic art form. His paintings are an extension of his chic stilettos and sandal designs that he creates for top designers such as Gucci, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Cleo Bottier, Christian Lacroix and many other well-known design houses. Schwartz caters to a global clientele that includes both private and corporate clients.

If you'd like more information or to schedule an interview with Mark Schwartz please contact: Jason Mohn

Media Contact: Mark Schwartz, High Heeled Art, 813-389-8217,

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