Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 by Andy Warhol’, 1985, Revolver Gallery

Title: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1985
Size: 39 3/8″ x 31 1/2″
Edition: Edition of 40, 10 AP, 5 PP, 3 HC, 30 TP with only one image of each queen, signed and numbered
Andy Warhol created Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 in 1985 for his “Reigning Queens” portfolio. The portfolio consists of sixteen screenprints featuring four different queens. Warhol’s portrait shows Queen Margrethe II in her own right, rather than as a woman married to and represented by a king. Warhol’s pop rendering of Queen Margrethe II is an exhibition of female empowerment. Warhol accents her femininity with bright, vivid colors and uses it to spark attention to the subject and illuminate her power. Her face is gentle while yellow, red, and orange outlines draw attention to her crown and jewelry, which are symbols of her wealth and power. The outlines and accessories stand out against the bold teal background.Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is exemplary of Andy Warhol’s pop art take on classic portraiture.

Publisher: George C. P. Mulder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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