'Dracula' Unsigned Screenprint by Andy Warhol
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Andy Warhol Dracula Unsigned Trial Proof Screenprint 38 x 38
Unique trial proof, 1981, unsigned and unnumbered, outside the regular edition.
Reference: "Andy Warhol Prints", Feldman Shellmann Catalogue Raisonné, Myths Suite, entry #II.260, page 118.
Printer: Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with his blind stamp lower left corner.
Publisher: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York, with ink stamp verso.
D.C. Comics copyright notice ink stamp verso.
Warhol’s interest in Dracula can be dated to 1974 when he produced a film entitled “Blood for Dracula” directed by Paul Morrissey.
The film is a witty spoof on the various Dracula tropes interspersed with homoerotic sex and outrageous violence.
It has become a cult classic. In 1981 Warhol embarked on the “Myths” portfolio and included Dracula. It has been written that the “Myths” prints all contain some facet of Warhol’s personality. With his very pale skin and night owl habits he looked like a vampire and was affectionately called “Drella” by his friends – combining the words Dracula and Cinderella.
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