Andy Warhol - Love F.S. II 312 jpg
Andy Warhol - Love 312
Andy Warhol - Love 312

Love 312

Catalogue Title: Love (FS II.312)

Year: 1983

Size: 26 x 19 ⅝” (66 x 49.8 cm)

Medium: Screenprint on Rives BFK paper

Edition: 100, 10 AP, 2 PP, 5 EP, signed and numbered in pencil lower left. There are 16 HC for II.310, 7 HC for II.311, 17 HC for II.312 signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

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Love 312 by Andy Warhol was created as part of his Love series in 1983. The Love series includes three screenprints on Rives BFK paper. This print  of Love 312, is characterized by a masculine and feminine character embracing, with pink and yellow accents. The print’s use of a copied outline brings dimension to the image and a simple silhouette that presents an intimacy between the subjects.

Love 312 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work

In 1983, Andy Warhol created his Love series, which includes a portfolio of three screenprints on Rives BFK paper. Each screen print depicts a nude couple embracing one another in a different position. The sequence of images seemingly implies a narrative, as if each image represents a different movement leading up to sexual intercourse. While the images are characterized by passion, lust and sexuality, they are not as much pornographic as they are romantic. There are explicit sexual acts depicted nor is an emphasis of naked sexual parts, as there is in Warhol’s 1978 Sex Parts series, which includes prints focalizing on sexual acts and male sex organs. His naming of this collection of prints as his Love series and his depiction of the couple’s full bodies rather than their body parts, also imply deeper meaning beyond sexual intercourse.

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