In March 2017 at the Darwin Museum will host an exhibition «Andy Warhol. Endangered species». A series of 10 rare animal portraits exhibited in Moscow for the first time, and timed to coincide with the Year of Ecology in Russia. Together with the European cultural clubs and information «ArtKontrakt» agency.
Silkscreen series «Endangered Species» was created by King of Pop Art in 1983 at the request of friends, wildlife advocates and Freud Ronald Feldman. It includes portraits of the Amur tiger, the African elephant, orangutan, black rhino, Grevy's zebra, giant panda, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, tree frog of the family of tree frogs and butterflies.
With the «Endangered Species» is connected one of the most high-profile thefts of the XXI century. In 2015 in Los Angeles 3 of this series, Warhol, as well as six paintings from the series «Ten famous Jews of the XX century», worth about 350 thousand dollars. Have been stolen by hackers. Part of the loss of precious regained.
nteresno that the cycle has one more name «Animals in make-up,» reflecting a method of manufacturing these portraits. Warhol chose the most inspiring photos of rare animals, and then experimented with color, applying it to the paper through a special mesh stencils, layer by layer. Deep bright colors and unexpected combinations, as well as large format attracts the audience's attention to the problem of the danger that threatens shown to the animals. In addition, the portraits are incredibly beautiful, they clearly see the style of mature Warhol, pop art stars of the first magnitude. Not surprisingly, the cycle «Endangered Species» was a great success on all exhibitions during his lifetime and became one of the most famous and expensive in the creative legacy of Andy Warhol.