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Andy Warhol: Sex Parts (F. & S. II.173) - Signed Print

Sex Parts (F. & S. II.173)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 1978
Signed Print Edition of 30
H 80cm x W 60cm

Critical Review

The style of Sex Parts (F. & S. II.173) contrasts with many of Warhol’s other artworks which are characterised by his use of bright and bold colours, layering and thick gestural lines. This artwork is more simple in terms of visual style, privileging black and white over a variety of colours. The simplicity of the image focuses the viewer on the intimate scene being captured in the artwork. Sex Parts (F. & S. II.173) is one of six artworks in Warhol’s Sex Parts collection. Each artwork depicts close-ups of nude men engaged sexual activity. Warhol describes these artworks as ‘landscapes’ which reflects his fascination with the nude form and the way it can be explored through art.

The subject matter of Sex Parts differs markedly with Warhol’s better known artworks. Hailed as ‘the father of Pop Art’, Warhol’s most famous works are centred around celebrities, consumerism and popular culture. The Sex Parts collection, however, is a more intimate and personal body of prints which makes these artworks highly sought after on the art market.

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