Bald Eagle (FS II.296) By

Available at Revolver Gallery

  • Date: 1983
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: Edition of 150. Portfolio of 10.
  • Sheet size: 38″ x 38″ cm
  • Reference: (FS II.296)
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine

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Title: Bald Eagle (FS II296) Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board Year: 1983 Size: 38″ x 38″ Edition: Edition of 150. Portfolio of 10. BALD EAGLE (FS II296) In his magnificent portrayal, Warhol is able to capture both the wild beauty of this rare bird as well as well as the meaning of the symbol that was chosen by the Founding Fathers in 1782 as the great seal of the United States. The Great Seal shows the eagle with 13 red and white stripes, on a blue field with the same number of stars. The eagle holds an olive branch in his right talon and in his beak is a scroll with the motto “E Pluribus Unum.” Considered one of the most desirable images in the portfolio. In excellent condition. BALD EAGLE (FS II296) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK In 1983 Warhol was commissioned by his friend and publisher Ron Feldman and his wife Freyda to create the series of 10 endangered species. Both Freyda and Ronald were celebrated political activists who were very active philanthropists. In 1983, they asked Warhol to create a portfolio of ten endangered species to raise environmental consciousness. Warhol fondly referred to this series as his “animals in makeup,” given the bold pop colors he uses to portray the animals as large than life.The inspiration behind this series was to rise consciousness of environmental issues. Warhol fondly referred to this series as his “animals in makeup,” given the bold pop colors he uses to portray the animals as large than life. Andy Warhol created this work as part of his Endangered Species series from 1983. During the mid-1980s, Warhol was forming bonds with a number of younger artists in the New York art scene including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and David Salle. Warhol saw a re-emergence of critical and financial success during this period of his life. Other series produced during this period include the Shoes series, Myths series and Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century.