These pastels on paper were included in the exhibition Portraits by Clemente at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg in 1997. Within the body of the Italian painter work, this series shows to us the transition between the male portraits of poets and artists of the Eighties and the later portraits of the New York's high society. These close-up portraits of anonymous women chosen by the artist represent the spirit of the city. They resolutely look at the viewer with their hypnotic gazes, elongated necks and hieratic attitude. All of them have a powerful appearance like the goddess of ancient times or the Greek sculptures of caryatids. Blending of races and origins, these women are the mirror image of the American melting pot. Likewise, they depict the willingness of cultural assimilation of the artist with his references both to the antiquity and the Italian painting of the sixteenth century, without forgetting the traditional arts of countries like India, whose importance is key in his background.