Stockholm’s Fotografiska museum will next month open a unique exhibit introducing Lady Warhol, the alter ego of famed pop art icon Andy Warhol, as portrayed by his friend Christopher Makos. Several days of posing by Warhol during 1981 wearing eight different wigs resulted in 15 contact sheets and 349 photos, 50 of which form the basis of the exhibit which will open December 10.

Photographer Makos was during this period inspired by Dadaism and Man Ray’s classical photos taken in 1921 of artist Marcel Duchamp, posing as the woman
The gender-bending Lady Warhol exhibit comes at a time when feminine attire for guys is increasingly popular. One sign of the times is Acne’s recent release of a special transsexual collection. Some fashion-forward young hetero men in Scandinavia are pushing the envelope with high-heeled boots, long coats shaped in a womanly manner, fur collars and cosmetics.
Photos: Christopher Makos

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