[ Queen Ntombi Tala of Swaziland is depicted from the bust up facing the viewer against a bright red background with a golden halo behind her head, a white rectangle on the left of the frame and a green square on the right of the frame over her shoulder. She wears a bright red and green dress and a white necklace with two diamond symbols. Her skin and her hair have been cast purple and green, respectively. ]

Andy Warhol

Reigning Queens (Queen Ntombi Twala) , 1985

Artwork Type: Prints
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only.
Dimensions: x 31 in. x 78.74 cm
Accession #: 20132456
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of The University at Albany Foundation , Gift of © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Related Exhibition:
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
Andy Warhol (1928–1987, American) pioneered the development of the screenprinting process by enlarging and transferring photographic images onto paper and canvas. The technique enabled the artist to create his iconic works that integrated mass-media images of Campbell’s Soup cans and faces of politicians and celebrities—many of whom he photographed himself. The screenprints of Queen Ntombi Twala and the actress Ingrid Bergman exemplify his bold, close-up portraits that are particularly representative of Warhol’s fixation with powerful and famous women.
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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