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Signed Print Edition of 30
H 80cm x W 60cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Sex Parts (F. & S. II.176) - Signed Print|
|May 2009||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Sex Parts (F. & S. II.176) - Signed Print|
Sex Parts (F. & S. II.176) is a signed screen print by the pioneering 20th century artist, Andy Warhol. The black and white print on HMP paper was created in 1978 and comes in an edition size of 30. The print shows two figures, however the close-up angle means their faces cannot be seen. The figures are engaged in sexual activity and one person appears to be giving the other a hand job.
Sex Parts is not Warhol’s first exploration of the nude form. Warhol produced various nudes early on in his artistic career before he became recognised as a fine artist. These artworks, however, were never exhibited in public, in part due to homosexuality being a criminal offence at the time, but also due to the fact that Warhol recognised how conservative the art world was.
Warhol referred to his exploration of the nude form as ‘landscapes’. It is possible that he referred to these artworks using such coded language due to the stigma that surrounded same-sex relationships. The Sex Parts collection is important as it reveals some of Warhol’s deeply felt desires that the artist had to hide throughout his lifetime.