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Andy Warhol: Sex Parts (F. & S. II.176) - Signed Print

Sex Parts (F. & S. II.176)
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

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.

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