Ladies and Gentlemen, Complete Portfolio II 128-137
Title: Ladies and Gentlemen, Complete Portfolio II 128-137
Medium: Screenprint on Arches Paper
Edition: Edition of 25 AP. Portfolio of 10 screenprints with matching edition numbers.
Andy Warhol created his Ladies and Gentlemen portfolio is 1975. The portfolio consists of 10 portraits of drag queens from a well-known New York City nightclub called The Gilded Grape. Warhol told the ladies to dress and pose however they wanted and photographed them with a Poloroid camera. He then transferred these portraits to silkscreen, and used his trademark color blocking technique to decorate the ladies in bright, celebratory colors. Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen is a celebration of the drag queens and their freedom to express themselves. These screenprints are from an edition of 25 Artist Proofs, and all 10 have matching edition numbers.