Andy Warhol, ‘Pine Barrens Tree Frog (FS II.294) ’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

Title: Pine Barrens Tree Frog 294
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1983
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Unique. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Pine Barrens Tree Frog 294 for his portfolio Endangered Species in 1983. His friends and celebrated political activists Ron and Freyda Feldman approached Warhol to create a portfolio of ten endangered animals to raise public awareness. In addition to Pine Barrens Tree Frog, the Endangered Species include the African Elephant, the Grevy’s Zebra, the Bald Eagle, the Giant Panda, the Siberian Tiger, the San Francisco Silverspot, the Orangutan, the Black Rhinoceros and the Bighorn Ram. As exhibited by Pine Barrens Tree Frog, Warhol depicted his Endangered Species using bold, bright colors. In this unique color combination, Warhol used vibrant yellow and purple with red outlines that both create a sense a movement and draw attention the to subject in a way that stays true to Warhol’s signature pop art style.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York