ANDY WARHOL · QUERELLE

This November marks 35 years since the movie Querelle was released in Spain- it premiered at the beginning of 1982 in other countries. In Mirat Projects we are fortunate to have shown Querelle, the original artwork that Andy Warhol made for the poster of the film, during our exhibition American Cool.

Querelle is an original art piece that Warhol made exclusively for the film that was titled the same way in 1982. It was the last film shot by the famous German director Rainer Weiner Fassbinder and it is based on the work of the French author Jean Genet, 'Querelle de Brest' (1947). Over the years Querelle has achieved the status of a cult film within gay cinema.

It is one of Warhol's most recognizable works, since there are several interpretations and series of the work, but the one we showed at Mirat Projects, is unique, since it is not only silk-screen printing but it has a collage of newsprint and ink, so it is probably one that served as a starting point for the others.

Querelle is a magnificent piece that is recently (and not for long) available, and although it is thirty-five years old, still looks as contemporary and daring as back then, however, now turned into a representative icon and a fantastic opportunity in relation to the current Andy Warhol market.

For more information / interest about Querelle: office@miratprojects.com

  Andy Warhol    Querelle , 1982  Ink, newspaper collage and serigraphy on cardboard Lenox  100 x 100 cm  Provenance: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York.

Andy Warhol

Querelle, 1982

Ink, newspaper collage and serigraphy on cardboard Lenox

100 x 100 cm

Provenance: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., New York.

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