ON THE WALL
Queen Margrethe II, Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol's Queens series was devoted to portraits of actual female royalty as well as images of drag queens. For Warhol, both these genuine and drag queens epitomized idealized femininity, devoting their lives to presenting an unattainably glittering pageantry to the public for close inspection. The intense faces with their exceptionally colored lips, eyes and hair are both aloof and strangely intimate.