Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.128
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.128|
|Medium:||Screenprint on Arches paper.|
|Sheet:||43 1/2 x 28 1/2 in (110.5 x 72.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from an edition of 250, aside from 25 Artist Proofs marked 'AP,' 1 Printer's Proof marked 'PP,' and dated '75 in pencil on verso.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil on verso.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol created a portfolio of ten screenprints in 1975, titled Ladies and Gentlemen. The series featured portraits of drag queens based off of photographs the artist took himself. The idea for the series originally came from art dealer Luciano Anselmino. Under Warhol’s direction, Bob Colacello, editor of Interview magazine, recruited several black and Hispanic drag queens from the The Gilded Grape in Greenwich village. Warhol was undeniably fascinated by these performers who represented self-fashioned personas in a glamorous, exhibitionist manner. This series was first exhibited in Italy at the Palazzo di Diamente. Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.128 features dark blue, purple and red overlaid the black and white portrait of a drag queen holding her hand up to her face. Warhol accentuates her exaggerated eyeshadow with blocks of blue, adding to the overall drama to the print.
Created in 1975, this work is a screenprint on Arches paper, hand signed by Andy Warhol in pencil on verso. Numbered from an edition of 250, aside from 25 Artist Proofs marked 'AP,' 1 Printer's Proof marked 'PP,' and dated '75 in pencil on verso.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.128 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.128.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.128 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.