Saturday, April 13, 2024

Andy Warhol II

 Continuing with the Warhol exhibition at the Baker Museum, featuring works from the Bank of America collection.

This 1980 portfolio of Flowers screenprints is based on a photograph of four hibiscus flowers Warhol saw in a magazine.  Warhol uses the four flowers over and over, in different color combinations.

My favorite Warhol portfolio in the exhibition was Endangered Species, from 1983.  Clockwise from top left: Orangutan, Bald Eagle, Black Rhinoceros, Siberian Tiger, Pine Barrens Tree Frog, Bighorn Ram, African Elephant, Giant Panda, San Francisco Silverspot and Grevy's Zebra.

"I never met an animal I didn't like." —Andy Warhol

His interest in the animal world and nature was underscored in his will, in which Warhol specified that some money from his estate be used for environmental conservation.

Myths, 1981.  Superman, Mickey Mouse, Uncle Sam, The Star, Howdy Doody, Mammy, Santa Claus, The Shadow, The Witch, Dracula.


RedPat said...


Taken For Granted said...

I have enjoyed your photos from this exhibit. Luckily the American Bald Eagle is no longer on the endangered list, but I think the rest still are. I saw an Eagle yesterday.