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Description

ANDY WARHOL (American, 1928-1987)
Endangered Species, 1983
Portfolio of ten screenprints on Lenox Museum Board
38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Ed. 103/150
Each signed and numbered in pencil
Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York
Published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York

PROVENANCE:
Private collection, Texas

LITERATURE:
Feldman & Schellmann, II.293-302

Condition Report*:

With original Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. cardboard portfolio box. All screenprints unframed and in good condition with specifics listed below. Pine Barrens Tree Frog: Minor rubbing and edgewear. Two minor spots at top middle measuring 3/16" each. 3 1" x 1" pieces of linen tape at top verso. Bald Eagle: A few faint linear surface marks, one measuring almost 6" at top right. Very light edgewear. 3 1" x 1" pieces of linen tape at top verso. Siberian Tiger: Very light rubbing and edgewear. 3 1" x 1" pieces of linen tape at top verso. Bighorn Ram: Very minor rubbing at extremities. Edges of white area at bottom right show what looks to be spotting, but is in fact bleed through from previous yellow pull.1" x 1" pieces of linen tape at top verso. Giant Panda: 3 small instances of surface abrasions to white area exposing underlayer, the longest being 1" long, 9" from from bottom right corner. Minor rubbing with a lightly rubbed pencil signature. Bottom right corner lightly bumped. Two minor bumps to top right edge. Slight frame rub and very slight undulation to top left quadrant. Very light occasional soiling to top edge. Orangutan: Light to moderate undulation of middle top and bottom, though no evidence of moisture. Light rubbing to extremities. Bottom right corner bumped with minor paint loss. Top half yellow background toned with outer 1/4" lighter because of former frame. Black Rhinoceros: Mild edgewear and rubbing. 3 1" x 1" pieces of linen tape at top verso. Minor rubbing verso. African Elephant: Very mild edgewear with mild handling creases on verso left. Grevy's Zebra: Very minor edgewear. San Francisco Silverspot: Very minor wear and a few occurrences of minor surface rubbing. One 1/2" long very minor abrasion on top left. Warhol, Andy:The name Andy Warhol evokes an era when rebellion and freedom affected the arts in unpredictable ways. Like all creative people, Andy Warhol sought to change society's thinking about art. He did this through extraordinary representations inspired by multiple artistic venues like commercial ads, music, movies and photography. Andy Warhol, at the peak of his career, was associated with some of the most well known celebrities like author Truman Capote, First Lady Jacquelyn Kennedy, and fashion designer Oleg Cassini. Warhol based his works of art on color contrasts as well as eclectic subjects. His famous painting of a Campbell's soup can is an example of centralizing visual art in a provocative presentation. Another was his colorful painting of the actress Marilyn Monroe. Edie Sedgwick was one of Andy Warhol's favorite models. Andy Warhol had a unique ability to transform the movie Clockwork Orange into a film titled, "Vinyl." He also filmed another movie titled "Horse." He dabbled between painting and sculpturing and producing and directing films over the course of his lifetime. He would be the crowned prince of pop art until his death in 1987. For the art world, a Warhol's art would forever be the origin of pop art, the label given to works of art that fell into a realm of its own. His unique character and style set the mode of the 1960s. He is credited with using the phrase, "15 minutes of fame." Warhol is remembered as a hugely talented innovator with unbridled creativity.

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