Title: California Condor
Plate: No. III
Size: 18" x13.5"
Process: Four Color Lithograph on Archival Paper
Each limited-edition print is hand signed and numbered by the artist.
The California Condor can be instantly identified based on size alone: its wingspan is twice that of the Turkey Vulture. Condors were once seen soaring around mountain and ridgetops or coasting high over intervening valleys in the rugged chaparral- and pine-covered mountains in central and southern California. They nested in caves or on rocky cliff ledges, and very rarely in large hollow trees. California Condors take five to seven years to reach breeding age, and in the wild females lay only a single egg every other year. The young condor is cared for by its parents for nearly a year and a half after hatching. These birds are very sensitive to human disturbance.
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California Condor by Richard Sloan
*Artist's proof or AP is a copy of the painting outside of the numbered edition, historically made as a test and reserved for the artist’s own collection or to be shown in gallery, museum shows or given as gifts. Artist proofs were highly sought after by collectors as the images were supposedly better, but with the advent of modern digital printing artist proofs and numbered edition prints are the exact same quality. However, an artist proof remains rarer.