Sex Parts Complete Portfolio (FS II.172-177)
The Sex Parts complete portfolio by Andy Warhol comprises 6 screenprints, each delving into Warhol’s exploration of human sexuality and the human body. Created in 1978, these works exemplify Warhol’s continuous fascination with taboos and controversial subjects, presenting them in an uncensored, raw manner. Using his signature screenprint technique, Warhol decontextualizes his subjects’ bodies, focusing solely on the intimate parts and voiding the series of identity. Sex Parts prompts viewers to confront societal norms and personal discomforts while reexamining the human form as both an object of desire and a subject of critique.
Related to Sex Parts are Warhol’s Torso prints from 1982, in which he similarly decontextualizes the human form, capturing only the torsos of his nude subjects from a wide variety of angles and positions.