About the collection:
Drag queens are the glamorous stars of Rosenthal’s new Art Edition. For the limited edition plates, Martin Schoeller artfully applied the glittering drag culture to porcelain. Eight motifs in shimmering colours characterise the collection. Six of them are limited to 100 pieces each and thus already have what it takes to become a collector’s item. After all, all of the designs were created by one of the most sought-after photographers of our time.
About the artist:
Martin Schoeller has had them all in front of the lens: Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney or Angela Merkel. He has also portrayed homeless people, drag queens and bodybuilders. “It was a new and exciting challenge to design these plates for Rosenthal. It is an honour for me to be part of the long series of outstanding artists with whom Rosenthal has already worked,” says the Munich-born artist, who has lived in the USA since 1993. Martin Schoeller will donate his share of the proceeds from the sale of the plates to the LGBT Center in West Hollywood, which provides medical care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The Drag Queens Collection can also be seen from 27 February to 17 May 2020 at the NRW Forum Düsseldorf, which is dedicating the most comprehensive exhibition in Germany to date to Martin Schoeller’s work.