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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.135

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.135
Reference:FS II.135
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-7204

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.135 is a powerful portrait of a New York City drag queen, surrounding by energetic shapes of red, blue and yellow. This print captures the charm and vivaciousness of the queen depicted; the viewer can feel the power and personality of their gaze. 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. This series was first exhibited in Italy at the Palazzo di Diamente. Warhol himself took the polaroid photographs that would become the screenprint portraits, with transparent blocks of color overlaying the black and white images. Andy 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.135 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.135.
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.135 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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