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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.137

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.137
Reference:FS II.137
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-7206

Historical Description

Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 FS II.137 features a black and white portrait of a drag queen from New York City, painted over with shapes of warm brown, blue, yellow and 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. In the 1970s, drag queens were instrumental in the gay rights movement happening around the country. Warhol himself was part of the LGBTQ+ community and was fascinated 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.

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.137 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.137.
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.137 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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