Andy Warhol, Pine Barrens Tree Frog from Endangered Species Series, 1983
|Artist:||Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)|
|Title:||Pine Barrens Tree Frog from Endangered Species Series, 1983|
|Series:||Endangered Species, 1983|
|Medium:||Original color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board|
|Image:||40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm)|
|Sheet:||40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 48 x 48 in (121.9 x 121.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 150.|
|Signature:||Hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This screenprint is in excellent condition, with bright and vivid colors.|
Andy Warhol Pine Barrens Tree Frog, from Endangered Species Series, 1983 is a bold and exciting work that immediately captures the eye as a multi-color frog stares directly ahead, exuding a sense of power and authority as it perches against a thick branch. Colored in muted tones, the lavender colored branch sits against a navy-blue background, neither distracting the eye from the intensity that exudes from the brightly colored frog. Dominating the composition, fluorescent orange and green tones burst off the page, prominent yellow undertones coloring sections of the frogs body, speckles of color interweaving and layering, creating a dynamic work that allows for Warhol to experiment with color by allowing creative licensing for his work. Using the background tones within his layering, Warhol creates a spread of textures that mimic the coarse, the rough, and the bumpy features primarily found on amphibious creatures.
Created in 1983, Andy Warhol Pine Barrens Tree Frog, from Endangered Species Series, 1983 is a color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pennsylvania, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower right.
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 Pine Barrens Tree Frog, from 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).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Pine Barrens Tree Frog, from Endangered Species Series, 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.