Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen 132 by Andy Warhol’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen 132 by Andy Warhol’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen 132 by Andy Warhol’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen 132 by Andy Warhol’, 1975, Revolver Gallery

Title: Ladies and Gentlemen 132
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Paper
Year: 1975
Size: 43 1/3” x 28 ½”
Edition: Edition of 250. Portfolio of 10

Andy Warhol created Ladies and Gentlemen 132 as part of his Ladies and Gentleman portfolio. This portfolio features figures that represented the socio-political issues that surrounded cross-dressers. Ladies and Gentlemen 132 depicts a photo portrait that is overlaid with blocks of purple, blue, green, and pink. Warhol created this portfolio by taking the cross-dresser’s portrait with a Polaroid Big Shot camera and then cropping and transferring the image onto silkscreen to be reproduced. This is the same process he used for many of his portraits of celebrities and famous figures. Warhol wanted the character of the cross-dresser to be conveyed in the image and thus told them to dress and pose however they wished. Warhol used subjects that were not famous but rather shows the glamorous and eccentric nature of cross-dressing men and women. Warhol found all of his subjects from a New York City nightclub called The Gilded Grape. This portfolio is favored among Andy Warhol collectors because of the simplicity of the prints but how they convey the glamor and feelings of its subjects.

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2013
Andy Warhol, Brant Foundation
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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