Even Andy Warhol was a Genderforker

ANDY IN DRAG, originally uploaded by defekto.

The Getty gives a bit of background on a series of portraits that Warhol did of himself as a woman: “Andy Warhol enjoyed dressing for parties in drag, sometimes in dresses of his own design. He admired ‘the boys who spend their lives trying to be complete girls,’ so in 1981 he and a photographic assistant, Christopher Makos, agreed to collaborate on a session portraying Warhol in drag.”

Defekto says, “I love the photos of Andy in drag. I wanted to break the glass and shove this polaroid in my pocket. I took a photo instead.”

Posted by on November 21st, 2009 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Even Andy Warhol was a Genderforker”

  1. Joey

    My favorite artist! His picture hangs next to my mirror to remind me about unconventional beauty.


  2. Moose

    Awesome for sure…

    He kind of looks like Willem Defoe’s drag scene from Boondock Saints.


  3. Erica (The Photo Curator)

    Joey: I kind of like that I can find as many stylish pictures of Andy as I do ugly ones.

    Moose: Oh my god, you’re right!


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