Dracula 264 by Andy Warhol is a print of the notorious mythological character, which is featured in the artist’s Myths series. The print features a portrait of the character, with bright pink highlights against an obscured black background. Warhol’s interest in Dracula can be traced back to 1974 when he produced a film entitled Blood for Dracula, which was directed by Paul Morrissey. The film was a witty spoof on the various Dracula tropes, interspersed with homoerotic sex scenes and outrageous violence. The film has since become become a cult classic.
Dracula 264 by Andy Warhol as Part of his Larger Body of Work
Dracula 264 is a part of ten screenprints in the Myths series that exemplifies Warhol’s unerring sense for the powerful motifs of his time. Most of images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from 1950s television or old Hollywood films. They portray the universal view of America’s once captivating and commanding past. Other pieces included in the series are characters loved by children such as Mickey Mouse, Howdy Doody, and Santa Claus, as well as fictional figures like The Wicked Witch of the West and Uncle Sam. Each piece in the series is perceived to be a different side of Warhol’s personality.