Andy Warhol, ‘Invitation Card Ladies & Gentlemen’, 1976, Deodato Arte

Ladies & Gentlemen is today the most famous Andy Warhol art collection in the world. Warhol for the creation of his new portraits decided to portray characters outside the social standards of the time, that is, a group of American disguises. Warhol edited those photographs and reworked it with its unmistakable style, thus giving rise to the collection he called LADIES & GENTLEMAN, who sank international art markets, becoming one of the world's best-known artistic productions. This work is exactly the official invitation card of the famous Dutch Gallery, the JURKA Gallery, which on July 3, 1976 presented the 10 Ladies & Gentlemen silk screen, inviting personally with these sophisticated personalized cards, all the most important collectors of the time. During the inauguration, the card was signed by Andy Warhol, acquiring the absolute value of Art.

Signature: The work is originally signed by the artist in the center, with a balck marker

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York