Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (FS II.343)
By Andy Warhol
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Reference: FS II.343
Edition size: Edition of 40
Sheet size: 39.375x31.5 inches
QUEEN MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK 343
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 343 was created by Andy Warhol in 1985 as part of his “Reigning Queens” series. Other queens in the series include Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The portfolio consists of sixteen screenprints. Warhol depicts these four female monarchs in their own right, rather than as women who were married to a king. Warhol also did another series of Reigning Queens (Royal Edition), in which the images were accented with diamond dust.
QUEEN MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK 343 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
Andy Warhol created the Reigning Queens series during the mid-1980s, arguably his most prolific period. During this time, Warhol was forming bonds with a number of younger artists in the New York art scene including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and David Salle. Warhol saw a re-emergence of critical and financial success during this period of his life.