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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.136

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.136
Reference:FS II.136
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-7205

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.136 is a charming colorful portrait of a New York drag queen. In the 1970s, when this portfolio of screenprints was created, drag queens in New York City were at the forefront of LGBTQ+ activism. Warhol was inspired by their confidence and personality, and decided to create prints based on polaroid photos he took of the queens.  Overlaid with warm brown tones, reds, and purple, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.136 is a beautiful tribute to the vivacious queen it depicts. 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.

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.136 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.136.
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.136 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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