Animal Kingdom


“DESERT©WARREN” view from Hwy. 111

 

“DESERT©WARREN” parkside view (back)

 

Artist Karen Barone in the middle of “DESERT©WARREN”

 All photos by Peter Palladino

WARREN OF RABBITS has joined Bugs, Peter, Roger, and Thumper in making people smile. “Our work is about happiness,” affirms Karen & Tony Barone, who created a public installation of vividly colored aluminum bunnies in Rancho Mirage, California. “People encounter their nightmares every day without trying. We strive to evoke positive feelings. Our work is never intimidating,” Karen adds. “You can be 3 years old or 103 years old and appreciate what you’re seeing.”

Comprising nine individual sculptures as tall as 8 1/2 feet, Desert Warren offers a visual treat and interactive photo op for those traveling by or stopping at an otherwise empty field along Highway 111 east of Palm Springs. The privately sponsor-funded exhibit runs through May 30, 2019, at which point the rabbits’ sponsors will take their adopted art home. … by Janice Kleinschmidt
 
On exhibit December 3, 2018 thru May 30, 2019
Adjacent to The Atrium, 69930 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

 


 

two-green-bunnies

8FT 5″ “Polka-Pooka”
Size: 102” H x 37” W x 49” D
Media: Transparent Chartreuse Painted Aluminum 

©MMXVII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

chartreuse-pookas-barone

8FT “Ritzy Polka-Pooka” (with artists Karen & Tony Barone – Photo: Pat Krause)
Size: 96”H x 30”W x 30”D
Media: Transparent Orange and Blue Painted Aluminum
©MMXVI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

red-pink-bunnies

7FT “Ritzy Rabbit”
Size: 86” H x 30” W x 30” D
Media: Transparent Red and Pink Painted Aluminum 

©MMXVI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

purble-darkgreen-bunnie

4FT “Mini Ritzy Rabbit” 
Size: 48” H x 18.5” W x 16” D
Media: Transparent Purple & Turquoise Painted Aluminum 

©MMXVI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

pink-poodle

“Playful Pink Poodle” 
Size: 94” H x 37” W x 49” D
Media: Transparent Pink Painted Aluminum 

©MMXVI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

New Yorkie Sculpture

“NEW YORKIE” (The Sculpture)
Size: 83”H x 43”W x 87”L
©MMXV Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available 2015 – see Price List

 

cherry-vanilla-gorilla-

“Cherry Vanilla Gorilla d/b/a Queen Kong”
Size: 86″H X 87″L X 54″W
Media: Transparent Pink Painted Aluminum
©MMXIV Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available 2015 – see Price List

 

mini-gorillas-barone

“Mini Cherry Vanilla Gorilla”
Size: 20” H
Media: Transparent Pink Painted Aluminum

©MMXV Karen & Tony Barone
Available MUSEUM STORE

 

Gilded Godiva

“GILDED GODIVA”
Size: 7′-9″H X 4′-6″W X 6′-10″L
Media: Transparent Gold & Silver Aluminum
©MMXIV Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

hugs

“ABYSSINIAN  AQUA-VELVET”
Size: 7′-3″H X 3′-1″W X 5′-8″L
Media: Transparent Aqua Painted Aluminum
©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

mini-kitty-barone

“Mini Kitty”
Size: 24” H
Media: Transparent Turquoise, Purple, Pink, Red, Chartreuse Painted Aluminum

©MMXVI Karen & Tony Barone
Available MUSEUM STORE

 

“ABYSSINIAN PRINCESS”
Size: 7′-3″H X 3′-1″W X 5′-8″L
Media: Transparent Chartreuse Painted Aluminum
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

  absenianqueenrust

“ABYSSINIAN QUEEN”
Size: 7′-3″H X 3′-1″W X 5′-8″L
Media: Transparent Gold Painted Aluminum w/Sparkle Rust Color Highlights
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Mastger Krisel

“MASTER KRISEL”
Size: 6′-8″H X 4’W X 6’4″L
Media: Transparent Turquoise Painted Aluminum
©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Master-Lautner

“MASTER LAUTNER”
Size: 6′-8″H X 4’W X 6’4″L
Media: Transparent Bright Blue Painted Aluminum
©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

sweetyfinal

“SWEETIE” (Golden Retriever Puppy)
Size: 6′-2″H X 3′-5″W X 6′ 9″L
Media: Transparent Gold Painted Aluminum w/Sparkle Rust Color Hightlights
©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

happyfinal

“HAPPY” (Golden Retriever Puppy)
Size: 6′-2″H X 3′-5″W X 6’9″L
Media: Transparent Gold Painted Aluminum w/Sparkle Highlights
©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Great Scott

“GREAT SCOTT”
Size: 6′-5″H X 3′-10″ W X 7’L
Media: Transparent Green Painted Aluminum w/Sparkle Highlights
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

jacquire

“JAGUAR – God of the Night”
Size: 57”H x 54”W x 100”L
Media: Aluminum Auto Painted Transparent Bright Red with Black spots
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Sherbert Bull Dog
“SHERBERT” (Bull Dog)
Size: 31″H x 48″L x 28″W
Media: Transparent Auto Paint/Aluminum
©MMXIV Karen & Tony Barone

Status: Commissioned work in the collection of Karen & Ron McNeil

 

Boy Toys
“Toy Boy” (Toy Poodles)
Size: 41″H X 23″W X 37″L
Media: All Aluminum. Transparent Paint (Chartreuse, purple, turquoise)

©MMXIII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

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