Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, at Skarstedt Gallery [Photographs]

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975. Photos: 16 Miles [more]

Warhol, cross-dressers, and his Polaroid Big Shot camera. His assistant Vincent Fremont: “Bob Colacello found most of them at a club called the Gilded Grape. After the photo session, I would hand the subjects a model release and a check and send them over to the bank.” The paint is super thick on a lot of these, similar to the 1978-79 Shadow paintings at Dia, though Warhol or his assistants seem to be working with a smaller brush here.

Andy Warhol, "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Skarstedt Gallery
20 East 79th Street
New York, New York
Through October 24, 2009
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