Title: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (FS II.344)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with diamond dust.
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. Portfolio of 16.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 344
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 344 was created by Andy Warhol in 1985 as part of his “Reigning Queens” series (Royal Edition). This piece, which is one in a series of sixteen, is a part of Warhol’s “Royal Edition”, in which his images are accented with diamond dust. Other queens in the series include Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Warhol depicts these four female monarchs in their own right, rather than as women who were married to a king.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 344 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.