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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

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen (Alphanso Panell), 1975
Andy Warhol, One Dollar Bill (Front), 1962, UAB 500aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol One Dollar Bill (Front), 1962
Andy Warhol, Somebody Wants to Buy Your Apartment Building! (positive), 1986, UAB 600
Andy Warhol Somebody Wants to Buy Your Appartment Building! (positive), 1986
Keith Haring, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985, UAB 786aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Keith Haring Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bacchus), 2005, UAB 487aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Bacchus), 2005
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, UAB 510aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Flowers, 1965