Author: Charlotte Bearn

Warhol & White: Endangered Animals in Pop Art

Andy Warhol’s trademark Pop Art style is more commonly associated with celebrities and Royalty but endangered animals such as an African elephant, a bighorn ram, a San Francisco silverspot butterfly, a black rhinoceros, and a Pine Barrens tree frog also received the bold and iconic Warholian treatment.

The complete set of 10 screenprints in Warhol's ‘Endangered Species’ series will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London later this month and are estimated to reach between £250,000 and £350,000. The series, produced in 1983, was born from Warhol’s increasing concerns over ecology. Séverine Nackers, Sotheby’s head of prints in Europe, told the Independent: “I think he was making a statement by representing these animals in the same way as Monroe, the Queen, and Muhammad Ali. He wanted to highlight the issue of them disappearing.”

The plight of endangered species continues to be highlighted today by pop artist Dave White. His incredibly successful ‘Natural Selection’ collection features equally colourful and powerful pieces depicting rare and endangered wildlife such as the Amazonian Parrot, Tiger and Chameleon.

Not only do these great works beautifully record a vanishing world but they also raise awareness of our responsibility to preserve the natural environment, our constant source of inspiration.

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
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£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
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Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

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