Famed Pop artist Andy Warhol is notorious for borrowing the faces of Hollywood actors, musicians, criminals, and politicians for his artwork. In the Endangered Species series, Warhol presents animals at risk of extinction with the same hard outlines, flat areas of color, and punchy hues as his celebrities. Warhol likened the saturated portraits of these animals to images of “animals in makeup.”
A gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, two of the screen prints are now on display in the gallery space of Rolvaag Library (on the main floor, just beyond the circulation desk). Stop by and have a look!
Want to learn more about the prints? Drop by the Piper Center between 11:30–12:40 on Thursday, February 27, to learn about the Endangered Species series, and hear how the prints will enhance teaching and learning at St. Olaf. Brief remarks and yummy snacks provided.