Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle, from the Endangered Species, Unique Trial Proof
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Bald Eagle, from the Endangered Species Series, Unique Trial Proof|
|Series:||Endangered Species, 1983|
|Medium:||Color Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||38 in x 38 in (96.3 cm x 96.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 in x 38 in (96.3 cm x 96.3 cm)|
|Framed:||44 13/16 in x 44 13/16 in (113.8 cm x 113.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Unique trial proof, one of 30 unique trial proofs numbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 150.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Andy Warhol Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 is electrically eye-catching, depicting the iconic profile of an eagle. This work is a unique color trial proof aside from the numbered edition 150. The magnificent form of the bird is made here all the more stunning by the energetic and bright colors, which fills the piece with sharp contrast. The eagle, outlined with buzzing lines of blue and red, fills the visual field and creates a dynamic diagonal movement. The glowing pink background meets sharply with the black of the eagle’s wings, further adding to the overall exuberance of the piece. Instead of showing the entire eagle, Warhol here crops in closely on its head and beak, making it appear larger than life and reminding us of the beauty and importance of this endangered bird. This unique trial proof is a gorgeous example of Warhol’s groundbreaking style, combining recognizable imagery with fantastic colors to create a truly unforgettable work.
Created in 1983, this color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower left. This piece is a unique trial proof, one of 30 unique trial proofs (all different color variations) numbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 150.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Unique Trial Proof Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann, A Catalogue Raisonne, 4th ed. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. II.296 (another version is illustrated.)
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Unique Trial Proof Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.