Reigning Queens (Queen Ntombi Twala)
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
of © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
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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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