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Andy Warhol

Ladies and Gentlemen (Wilhelmina Ross)

  • Year1975
  • MaterialCollage; silkscreen and paint on acetate foil, colored paper and adhesive tape on paper
  • Dimensions61 x 45.6 cm
  • Year of acquisition2003
  • Inventory numberUAB 531
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Andy Warhol’s work is marked by a fascination for
appearances—for acts of self-representation and sel fdramatization.
This particularly applies to the transvestites
who modeled for his “Ladies and Gentlemen” series.
With devotion they dedicate themselves to imitating the
opposite sex, often borrowing from the style of stars
and celebrities. To recruit the transvestites for his portrait
series, Warhol sent his colleague Bob Colacello to the
nightclubs of Greenwich Village. The subjects were
then paid to be photographed according to their own
perferences at the Factory; these photographs in turn
formed the basis for Warhol’s silkscreen prints. Many of
the transvestites were people of color—and thus subject
to double exclusion due to both their skin and performed
gender identity. Warhol, instead, has immortalized them
in their individually c hosen poses of dazzling grandeur.

Further collection artworks

Werkabbildung: Joseph Beuys, Das Medium, ca. 1965, Ausstellung 'German Pop' im Museum Brandhorst in München
Joseph Beuys Das Medium, ca. 1965
Cy Twombly, Untitled ('In Memory of Alvaro de Campos') (Lexington), 2002, UAB 652aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (“In Memory of Alvaro De Campos”) (Lexington), 2002
Werkabbildung der Skulptur mit dem Titel 'Ex' aus Holz und Netzgittern von Alexandra Bircken.
Alexandra Bircken Ex, 2017
Andy Warhol, Shadows, ca. 1978, UAB 557aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Shadows, ca. 1978
Louise Lawler *1947, No Drones (adjusted to fit), UAB 915Crazy, 2011, Verrückt, UAB 916
Louise Lawler No Drones (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011
Cy Twombly , Lepanto XII, 2001, UAB 480aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto XII, 2001