Andy Warhol, ‘Pine Barrens Tree Frog 294 by Andy Warhol’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

Title: Pine Barrens Tree Frog 294
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1983
Size: 38″ x 38″
Edition: Edition of 150, signed and numbered in pencil. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created Pine Barrens Tree Frog 294 for his Endangered Species portfolio. The tree frog was listed as endangered from 1977-1983 and can only be found in three distinct areas in the Eastern United States. In 1983, Warhol was commissioned to create a portfolio of ten animals to raise awareness of endangered species by Ron and Freyda Feldman. Ron and Freyda were very active philanthropists. Also featured in this series are the San Francisco Silverspot, the Giant Panda, African Elephant and Grevy’s Zebra. In this print, Warhol created a larger than life image of the tiny tree frog that made this animal a pop art icon. The dark background is contrasted by the bright primary colors and clean white lines used to highlight the frog. This portfolio is widely sought after by collectors because of the use of bold colors by Andy Warhol, who fondly referred to this portfolio as his “animals in makeup.”

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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