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Vanishing Animals
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2015

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Vanishing Animals 1986

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Warhol produced a series of prints of animals to illustrate ‘Vanishing Animals’, a book by the German-born, American pathologist and geneticist, Kurt Benirschke. The book has fifteen chapters, each concentrating on one animal of a lesser-known species that was critically endangered. This poster features one of the prints – a female Douc Langur and its baby. He has incorporated blocks of irregularly shaped colour, which, although screenprinted, appear like collaged fragments of coloured paper. In combining this with hand-drawn lines (also printed), the works appear more expressive than many of his earlier prints. This project (alongside his 1983 portfolio ‘Endangered Species’) shows Warhol’s awareness of and interest in environmental issues.


  • Acc. No. AR00407
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 61.00 x 45.50 cm (framed: 67.80 x 52.50 x 3.80 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