Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen (FS II.132) ’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen (FS II.132) ’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen (FS II.132) ’, 1975, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen (FS II.132) ’, 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.

Series: Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975

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