Andy Warhol, Reigning Queens (Limited Edition Plate signed Numbered Exhibition Catalogue) -Lifetime Edition, 1985
Reigning Queens (Limited Edition Numbered Exhibition Catalogue) -Lifetime Edition, 1985
Print~ Limited Edition Numbered Exhibition Catalogue
9.5 inches x 9 inches
This extremely uncommon limited edition numbered softcover catalogue with stiff insignia wraps and French folded flaps was published in Andy Warhol's lifetime, making it especially collectible. The Introduction was written by Lambert Tegenbosch with a dateline of Amsterdam, April 1985. It is followed by 16 marvelous full page color reproductions of Warhol's reigning queens who were: Queen Elisabeth of United Kingdom, Queen Margarethe of Denmark, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland. ( 4 color plates each). The catalogue measures 9.5 by 9 inches and has 28 pages (total). The last end page expressly states that it is a limited edition of 5000, and it states the unique edition number.
Note that the header image is a reproduction from inside the catalogue, the the actual ivory wrap cover with embossed royal insignia is shown within the listing. There is wear to the cover front and back, mostly consisting of scuffing, minor scratching and agewear, and a small brown spot on the outside cover, but the inside pages are all in excellent condition. The book is protected by a custom mylar cover. This vintage catalogue is especially rare stateside as it was published in the Netherlands.
The title page has a facsimile of Warhol's signature in purple, which even rare book dealers will sometimes mistake for a real autograph, as this was a lifetime publication; however, it is indeed a printed signature that is part of the catalogue design.
This superb Limited Edition numbered Andy Warhol catalogue makes a superb gift for the Reigning Queen in your life!
Signed in the plate, uniquely numbered from the limited edition of 5000 on the last end page.