HOWARD HODGKIN and ANDY WARHOL
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland (FS II.348 – TP)
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board with Diamond Dust
39 3/8″ x 31 1/2″
Edition of 30, 5 AP, 2 PP, 2 HC, signed and numbered in pencil.
Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland is one of 30 Trial Proof screenprints as part of Andy Warhol’s Royal Edition. 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 four 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.
Flowering Palm, 1990 - 1991
58 3/4 x 47 3/8", 149.5 x 120.5cm
Intaglio print with carborundum from three aluminium plates printed in two shades of green and vermillion red, with extensive hand colouring in cadmium yellow and citron yellow.
Printed by Jack Shirreff at the 107 Workshop, Wiltshire, hand coloured by Jack Shirreff, published by Waddington Graphics, London, 1991, on Arches wove paper.
The yellow on this impression is particularly strong, giving the image a power and vibrancy which can be laking on some impressions of this subject.