Andy Warhol, ‘Dracula (FS II.264)’, 1981, Revolver Gallery

Title: Dracula 264
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with Diamond Dust
Year: 1981
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 200, signed and numbered in pencil on verso. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Dracula in 1981 for his Myths portfolio. The image is based on a still from the 1931 film Dracula. Exemplary of Warhol’s pop art style, the print has a black background with a pink gradient emphasizing the details of Dracula’s face and clothes. The characters featured in Warhol’s Myths portfolio were chosen to portray American popular culture and its captivating and commanding past. Other characters in the portfolio include Santa Claus, Superman, Howdy Doody, and the Wicked Witch of the West. The ten characters in the portfolio were also chosen to represent a different side of Andy’s personality. Andy Warhol was known by his friends as “Drella,” a nickname that combined Dracula and Cinderella.

Signature: Signed and numbered by Andy Warhol from an edition of 30 AP.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York