Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983|
|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:||Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left.|
|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 screenprint from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 is electrically eye-catching, depicting the iconic profile of an eagle. This work is numbered from the 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, Andy Warhol Bald Eagle screenprint from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 on Lenox Museum Board is hand signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower left. This piece is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left.
Andy Warhol Endangered Species Screenprints Series:
In 1983, Warhol was commissioned by Ron Feldman, his publisher, and his wife Freyda, to create the Endangered Species Series. The goal was to highlight animals that were endangered and increase awareness around environmental consciousness and conservation. Warhol used bright and saturated colors to create these animal portraits, and he referred to this portfolio as his “animals in make-up” because of this.
The Andy Warhol Endangered Species series is a collection of 10 silk-screened prints created by the famous American artist Andy Warhol in 1983. The series was commissioned by Ronald and Frayda Feldman, who were art collectors and environmental activists. The prints were intended to raise awareness about the plight of endangered animals and to highlight the importance of conservation efforts.
Each of the 10 prints in the series features a different endangered animal. The subjects include the Siberian Tiger, Black Rhinocerous, Bighorn Ram, Grevy's Zebra, Orangutan, Silverspot Butterfly, Pine Barrens Tree Frog, African Elephant, and Giant Panda.
Warhol created the Endangered Species series at a time when the world was becoming increasingly aware of the dangers facing many animal species. Through his art, Warhol aimed to draw attention to the urgent need for conservation and preservation efforts to protect these animals and their habitats.
The prints in the series are visually striking, featuring bright, bold colors and strong graphic images that are characteristic of Warhol's signature pop-art style. They are considered some of the most iconic works in Warhol's oeuvre and have become highly sought-after by collectors and art enthusiasts alike.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol 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. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.296.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Series, 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.