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In 1977 Andy Warhol conceived of the “Torsos” series, a group of works inspired by both the high art tradition of the classical nude and the ancient history of erotic art. This original silkscreen on canvas reveals the sensual forms of the male pelvis and hips in washes of pink, green, and aqua blue. Marrying a critical interest in sexuality, identity, and the human body with Warhol’s trademark silkscreening technique, “Torso” is a unique emblem from the Pop master’s oeuvre.

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This work will be considered for inclusion in volume five of the Andy Warhol catalogue raisonné.

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Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola) (American, 1928-1987) was a leading figure in the Pop art movement. He is particularly known for the breadth of his oeuvre, as it encompassed painting, hand drawing, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and music. Fascinated with celebrity culture and status, his silkscreens of pop icons and mundane objects, were particularly successful and cemented his place as a “celebrity” artist. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

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Torso, 1977
Lot Number 18
Screenprint on canvas
50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm)
Signed on verso; stamped and numbered by Andy Warhol Foundation on verso

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Torso
  • Dimensions
    50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm)