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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.134

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.134
Reference:FS II.134
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.
ID #W-7203

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.134 is an arresting and regal portrait of a New York City drag queen. The black and white portrait is based on polaroid photos that Warhol took himself, which then he painted over with amorphous shapes of brown, gray, and bright pink. The idea for the Ladies and Gentlemen 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 himself was part of the LGBTQ+ community in New York and he was inspired by these drag queens, who had a self-possessed confidence to their looks and personality. This series was first exhibited in Italy at the Palazzo di Diamente. Warhol created Ladies and Gentlemen, the portfolio of ten screenprints in 1975.

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.134 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.134.
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.134 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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