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Andy Warhol: Ladies And Gentlemen (F. & S. II.133) - Signed Print

Ladies And Gentlemen (F. & S. II.133)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

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Screenprint, 1975
Signed Print Edition of 125
H 110cm x W 72cm

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Critical Review

Ladies & Gentlemen (F. & S. II.133) shows Johnson smiling, as though laughing, with her head turned to the side. This print is characteristic of the joyous nature of the series, further emphasised by the expressive blocks of colour that overlay the screen print. In this portrait Johnson wears a large wig but doesn’t appear overly glamorised like some other prints in the series, making clear the sitters’ gender non-conformity.

Warhol was commissioned by the Italian art dealer Luciano Anselmino to create the series in 1975, paying $900,000 for 105 canvases, arguably the artist’s largest undertaking. It was Luciano who came up with the theatrical title of the Ladies & Gentlemen series, implying that he was concerned with the dramatisation of gender, rather than the lived experiences of the sitters, many of whom were very poor and faced extreme prejudice in their daily lives.

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