Nov 21, 2019 - Sale 2525

Sale 2525 - Lot 194

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

Color offset lithograph poster printed in yellowish green on smooth cream wove paper, 1982. 1003x700 mm; 39 1/2x27 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed in felt-tip pen and black ink, lower right. Published by Universal Prints, Hamburg.
Accroding to Maréchal, the posters for Querelle (there were three different versions in blue, gray and yellow), "Are among the few original posters Warhol created for cinema during his career, the first being for his early 1960s films and the last for the 1985 commercial release Turtle Diary. Invited by the German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder to create a poster as well as a record cover for the soundtrack to his film Querelle, Warhol visited the set while he was in Berlin (March 2, 1982) and noted in his diary: 'We went over to where Fassbinder was filming this movie called Querelle by Genet. Brad Davis is the star of it . . . Met Fassbinder and he was wearing outrageous clothes . . . he looked like a circus trainer. And Brad Davis looks so strange, so delicate-looking." Maréchal 19.