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Lot 353: Complete set of six Andy Warhol screenprints: 30 copies only!

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- WARHOL, Andy (American 1928 - 1987). Sex Parts, 1978. Complete set of six screenprints in black on HMP paper, each signed and numbered in pencil 'Andy Warhol 13/30' (lower right); printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc., New York in the edition of 30 + 5 A.P. + 1 P.P., each with the publisher's copyright stamp on the reverse. Some minor foxing spots, brown surface grime in places, round brown traces of adhesive on the reverse (of which some show through), otherwise in very good condition.

Dimensions

79.5 x 59.5 cm. each

Artist or Maker

WARHOL, Andy (American 1928 - 1987).

Literature

Feldman, F., & Schellmann, J. Andy Warhol Prints: Catalogue Raisonné 1962 - 1987. New York, D.A.P., 2003, p. 100, no. II.172 - 177

Provenance

Collection Ulf Moritz; acquired directly from Andy Warhol Enterprises

Notes

In 1977 a series of works entitled 'Sex Parts' was conceived. It was based on one story and multiple polaroid shots which later evolved into a number of screenprints. Word has it that one day after a man approached Andy Warhol bragging about his large penis, the artist decided to take a few photos of his genitalia which he later placed in a box labelled 'sex parts', thus the title of the series. Warhol himself referred to this body of work as 'Cocks, Cunts and Assholes series' which overall includes several photo shoots with models from gay bathhouses and clubs posing or having sex. According to Bob Colacello, when Warhol was approached about the graphic content of the photographs, he replied: "Just tell them it’s art, Bob. They’re landscapes" (Colacello, B. Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, p. 337). The series was considered controversial ever since it was published and, as many claim, it blurred the line between art and pornography. Only in the last years were some of the never-before-seen pieces exhibited in public in The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh or Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris.

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NRC16 - Postwar & Contemporary Art

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December 14, 2021, 6:30 PM CET Timed Auction

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