Title: Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland TP (FS IIB.346)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Size: 39 3/8″ x 31 1/2″
Edition: Edition of 30 TP
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland Trial Proof 346
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland Trial Proof 346 is one of 30 trial-proof screenprints as part of Andy Warhol’s Reigning Queens (Royal Edition) series. Other queens in the series include Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Warhol depicts these female monarchs in their own right, rather than as women who were married to a king. From the Reigning Queens (Royal Edition), the screenprint on Lenox Museum Board is signed and numbered in pencil and published by George C.P. Mulder, Amsterdam.
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland Trial Proof 346 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.