Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975

by

Andy Warhol

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the

Visual Arts, Inc. / Adagp - Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Central to the New York underground scene, transvestites in search of the ideal femininity are the subject of the series "Ladies and Gentlemen" (1975).

Their faces, daubed with patches of colour, often in highly saturated tones, form an ambiguous homage to artifice and the dream of fame.

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