Artwork Details

Andy Warhol


Endangered Species Portfolio
Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
41 x 41 inches each
Not on view
Accession Number
2006.39 – 48
Gift of Jim and Mary Nelson in memory of Robert Kellogg Goodwillie
Image Copyright
© The Andy Warhol Foundation

About the Artwork

Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species is a series of ten screenprints portraying animals listed in the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Warhol created the series ten years after the passing of the historic act, which represented a massive legislative shift in ecological conservation efforts both in the United States and internationally. The prints are based on photographs by noted wildlife photographers, which Warhol enlarged and printed in stunning color combinations that command attention.

Warhol became deeply concerned about the plight of endangered species in the 1980s. In addition to this portfolio, he created the Vanishing Animals series and published a book of the same title with the contributions of conservationist, Dr. Kurt Benirschke. After his death, Warhol donated a 15-acre stretch of beachfront property in the ecologically significant Montauk Moorelands to The Nature Conservancy to create a wildlife preserve.