Artist: Andy Warhol Title: SAN FRANCISCO SILVERSPOT Endangered Specie Announcement Signed Invitation Medium: Lithograph Hand Signed by Warhol Size: 6" x 4.25" Framed: 14 3/4" x 14 1/4" Signed: Hand Signed by Warhol Year: 1983 Edition: Limited Condition: Perfect Condition always protected from UV rays and acid free matting. Rare limited edition hand signed invitation from Andy Warhol to his Endangered Specie Series. Hand framed by favorite local family owned framing company Callahan Framing. In 1983, Andy Warhol created a series of ten color screen prints that portrayed endangered animals from around the world: Siberian tiger, San Francisco silverspot, orangutan, GrevyΓÇÖs zebra, black rhinoceros, bighorn ram, African elephant, pine barrens tree frog, giant panda and bald eagle. Using brilliant colors ΓÇö characteristic of Andy WarholΓÇÖs signature style ΓÇö and poignant expressions suggestive of the animalΓÇÖs fate, Andy Warhol creates a dynamic tension between art and reality. Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Andy WarholΓÇÖs works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. Andy WarholΓÇÖs Marilyn and Andy WarholΓÇÖs Soup Cans are some of the most recognized and collectible of his artworks. From Andy Warhol Paintings to Andy Warhol Prints and unique pieces, the artistΓÇÖs works are available for sale from Guy Hepner. More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. WarholΓÇÖs life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that ΓÇ£everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.ΓÇ His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture. A skilled social networker, Warhol parlayed his fame, one connection at a time, to the status of a globally recognized brand. Decades before widespread reliance on portable media devices, he documented his daily activities and interactions on his traveling audio tape recorder and beloved Minox 35EL camera. Predating the hyper-personal outlets now provided online, Warhol captured lifeΓÇÖs every minute detail in all its messy, ordinary glamour and broadcast it through his work, to a wide and receptive audience.