Andy Warhol, Dracula from Myths Series, 1981

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Dracula from Myths Series, 1981
Reference:FS II.264
Series:Myths Series, 1981
Medium:Original screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Image Size:38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Sheet Size:38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Signature:Hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower right.
Condition:This screenprint is in excellent condition, with bright and vivid colors.
ID #w-3519

Historical Description

The enduring popularity of Bram Stoker's Dracula is undeniable; traveling from generation to generation with slight revisions along the way, Dracula remains a haunting mythological figure shrouded in mystery. Warhol's print captures Dracula in a more menacing pose, as he faces the viewer head-on, fangs bared as if ready to feed his hunger. Warhol's use of dark hues of black and grey are appropriate for his subject, as Dracula cannot reveal himself in light but only in the shroud of darkness. Only a few lines of neon pink delineate Dracula's form, which is clearly apparent to the viewer despite the dark nature of the print. While clearly fascinated with every aspect of popular culture, Warhol appears to have a special fascination for the character of Dracula to the extent that he created a film Blood for Dracula (1974) prior to his Myths series of prints.

Created in 1981, this original screenprint is numbered from the edition of 200; aside from 30 Artist's Proofs, 5 Printer's Proofs, 5 Exhibition Proofs. This work is also hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower right. Printed on Lenox Museum Board by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York.


1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.264 on pp. 122-123.

Framed to museum grade conservation standards in a modern complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.