Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with blindstamp lower right
Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York, with artist's copyright stamp on the reverse
Screenprint in colours on Lenox Museum Board, 96.4 x 96.4 cm
Provenance:
- Auction Bonhams, London, 26 June 2018, lot 81
- Corporate collection, the Netherlands
Literature:
Feldman & Schellmann II.264
Note:
Dracula is part of Warhol’s Myths portfolio, which also includes characters such as Superman, Santa Claus, and Mickey Mouse, among others. It has been written that each print in Warhol's Myths series represents a part of his personality and how he perceived himself, including this dangerous character, Dracula. With his very pale skin and night-owl habits, ‘Drella’ became the self-proclaimed nickname of Warhol; a symbiosis of the two fairy tale characters, Dracula and Cinderella.

His interest in Dracula can be dated to 1974 when he produced a film entitled Blood for Dracula, which was a witty parody on the various Dracula tropes interspersed with homoerotic and violent scenes.

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