Endangered Species Series
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Endangered Species Series 1978
  • Artist Rooms
Following discussions about environmental issues with New York gallery owners Ronald and Frayda Feldman, Warhol was commissioned to produce a series of prints of endangered species. The prints were displayed in museums and sold at fundraising events to raise awareness of the issue. This poster is advertising an exhibition of the prints at the Eastern Washington University. However, rather than featuring an example of one of the prints (as was done at other venues), an unusual image of Warhol’s face has been used. The angular rendering and tonal quality gives the impression that his head has been carved from a lump of marble. Warhol was aware of his celebrity and used it to his advantage in advertising such exhibitions - here he is represented as a spectacle himself.

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Print

An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

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Details

  • Acc. No. AR00427
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 59.50 x 43.20 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008