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Andy Warhol

Ladies and Gentlemen

  • 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 533
  • 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, UAB 534aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Sigmar Polke, Goethes Werke, 1963, UAB 338aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Sigmar Polke Goethes Werke, 1963
Arthur Jafa , Monster II, 2017, UAB /aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Arthur Jafa Monster II, 2017
Jörg Immendorff, Ohne Titel (Brot), 1964, UAB 946aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Jörg Immendorff Ohne Titel (Brot), 1964
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 644aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970, UAB 450aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 1970