Last night I had the pleasure of previewing “Warhol Women” at @levygorvy.
The exhibition includes his famous women from the 1960s through the 80s with music to match each decade on each floor. In the 70s gallery, I was instantly drawn to the larger than life portrait of Wilhelmina Ross titled "Ladies and Gentleman," circa 1974-75. Following the 1969 Stonewall Riots, Warhol was commissioned by Luciano Anselmino to create portraits of drag queens. The pieces were exhibited in Italy and Warhol continued the subject after the commission was complete. In each piece in the series, such as this one, Warhol emphasized the larger than life personalities of the drag queens as well as their glamourous apperances. Many of the drag queens who were his models were scouted from the Gilded Grape on 8th ave and 45th st. Make sure to stop by this fun and colorful exhibition, which opens tonight and runs through June 15th.
Photo by: @oneyearinparis