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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

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 535aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen (Easha McCleary), 1975
Das Werk 'DNA' der Künstlerin Alexandra Bircken zeigt eine Skultpur, die aus verschiedenen Materialen an die Struktur eines DNA-Strangs erinnert.
Alexandra Bircken DNA, 2012
Louise Lawler *1947, No Drones (adjusted to fit), UAB 915Crazy, 2011, Verrückt, UAB 916
Louise Lawler Crazy, 2011
Andy Warhol, Somebody Wants to Buy Your Apartment Building! (negative), 1986, UAB 601aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Somebody Wants to Buy Your Appartment Building! (negative), 1986
Die Skulptur der Bildhauerin Alexandra Bircken besteht aus einem Motorrad ist in der Mitte in zwei Teile zersägt.
Alexandra Bircken RSV 4, 2020
Cy Twombly, Lepanto I, 2001, UAB 469Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto I, 2001