ANDY WARHOL | QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337)
1928 - 1987
QUEEN ELIZABETH II (SEE F. & S. IIB.334-337)
The very rare screenprint in a unique combination of colours, 1985, outside of the edition of 40 plus ten artist's proofs but not from the 30 signed and inscribed unique colour trial proofs, with the printer's blindstamp, Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with the artist's copyright inkstamp and Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. inkstamp verso stating 'Outside the Published Edition', annotated '110.1010' in pencil verso, on a larger sheet of Lenox Museum Board, unframed
sheet: 1021 by 1021mm 40⅛ by 40⅛in
The full sheet, in good condition, three minute black accretions in the green ink at left, two pale linear scuff marks at left (possibly inherent to production), a few areas of creasing at right sheet edge and upper right corner, some with very minor associated pigment loss, a soft horizontal crease extending from centre of right sheet edge (measuring approx. 13cm), a few soft scuff marks (only visible in a raking light), a few nicks at extreme sheet edges, the tips of sheet slightly softened, unframed.
(A few inconsistencies in the ink which are inherent to production, a vertical hairline abrasion at right appears to be inherent to production).
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Accompanied by a letter from the Andy Warhol Art authentication Board, Inc., stating that it is outside the published trial proof edition.