Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Beatrix, from: Reigning Queens (Royal Edition)’, 1985, Christie's

Signed in pencil, numbered R1/30 (there were also five artist's proofs), published by G. Mulder, Amsterdam, with the artist's copyright stamp verso, printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with his blindstamp, the full sheet, the green and yellow slightly attenuated, otherwise in good condition, framed
Image & Sheet 1000 x 800 mm.

Feldman & Schellmann II.340A

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States