Famous as the Queen

Sotheby's
Aug 28, 2014 2:13PM

Caked in diamond dust, Andy Warhol’s ‘Reigning Queens’ series shines bright. 

Ever the master of mass production, Warhol took to the image of Queen Elizabeth II (top) on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee, duplicating the royal figure four times. He brings life to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (bottom) using a unique combination of colors. The series also includes Queen Ntombi of Swaziland and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – all women who ruled in their own right. 

Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth II of England 
(F. & S. II.334A - 337A). Estimate £100,000-150,000. 

Andy Warhol, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
(F. & S. IIB.342-345). Estimate £3,000-5,000. 

Prints & Multiples | London
Auction 16 September

Sotheby's
Get the Artsy app
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019