Andy Warhol, Giant Panda from Endangered Species Series, 1983

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Giant Panda from Endangered Species Series, 1983
Reference:FS II.295
Series:Endangered Species, 1983
Medium:Original screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Image:38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Sheet:38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Signature:Hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left.
Condition:This screenprint is in excellent condition, with bright and vivid colors.
ID #w-3518

Historical Description

Andy Warhol had a unique talent to tapping into images that would resonate deeply with a group of people - even if he did not belong to that particular group. In the case of Warhol screenprint Giant Panda, he was asked by a group of environmental activists to create a portfolio of endangered species that showed the breadth and variety. Warhol agreed and Endangered Species series was born in 1983. This screenprint shows a very colorful giant panda, created through mostly warm colors - oranges, pinks, and reds. There is some dark outlining of the figure, but the background is white except for a blue-gray shadow that the panda casts. The intense reds coming up the forelegs of the panda are mirrored in the space around the eyes, and together with the concept for the series, create an almost violent color palate. The panda sits placidly - helpless and unable to stop the red from swallowing it.

Created in 1983 as a part of the Endangered Species Series, this screenprint is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in lower left. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York; published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc., New York.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Andy Warhol screenprint Giant Panda from Endangered Species, 1983 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II. 295.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work

About the Framing:

Andy Warhol screenprint Giant Panda from Endangered Species, 1983 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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