Known for his fascination with the iconic, famous and infamous, Andy Warhol captured the likeness of countless household names, however the subjects of his 'Ladies and Gentlemen' series were little known. ⁠


Ladies and Gentlemen

Screenprint in colours, 1975, on textured watercolour paper by Arches, signed by the artist, numbered from the edition of 250.

95.2 x 64.8 cm. (37½ x 25½ in.)


Warhol was commissioned by Italian art dealer Luciano Anselmino to make a series displaying anonymous, impersonal individuals of the LGBTQ+ community, under the title 'Ladies and Gentlemen'. ⁠

In the process of finding sitters for this series, Warhol departed from Anselmino’s desires, instead choosing to capture and celebrate the personality, individualism and glamour of his sitters. ⁠

Portrait of Luciano Anselmino by Warhol, in the collection of Columbia University Libraries

Warhol’s sitters would have been well known individuals within New York’s gay and trans scene and included Alphanso Panell, Broadway, Easha McCleary, Helen/Harry Morales, Iris, Ivette, Kim, Lurdes, Marsha P. Johnson, Michele Long, Monique, Vicki Peters and Wilhelmina Ross. Whilst the identity of the fourteenth model remains unknown. ⁠

Andy Warhol. Ladies and Gentlemen, screenprint in colours, 1975.

In 2020, 25 artworks from the Ladies and Gentlemen collection were first on view at Tate Modern.

'Through today’s lens it is particularly relevant with the recent anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. I think this was a project that was close to Warhol’s heart,' Gregor Muir, a Tate co-curator and director explained.

The artwork will be featured in our current exhibition 'Andy Warhol: 20 Under 20'.


Featuring Andy Warhol's vibrant, flamboyant, hand-coloured lithographs from the 1950s and elegant still-life screenprints from the 1970s, the exhibition invites you to revisit the creative world of one of the most famous artists of all time.

Click here to review the show.

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The gallery runs a programme of selling exhibitions from both primary and secondary market artists, with six exhibitions per year, including collaborations with contemporary living artists as well as masters of 20th-century post-war editions including Frank StellaAndy WarholRoy LichtensteinDavid HockneyClaes OldenburgAlex KatzPablo Picasso and Joan Miró. 

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