Andy Warhol, ‘Love (FS II.312)’, 1983, Revolver Gallery

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, Love (FS II.312), is characterized by two figures– a man and woman — embracing, with pink and yellow accents.

Series: In 1983, Andy Warhol created his Love series, which is compiled of three different 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 a culminating act of sexual intimacy. While the images are characterized by passion, lust and sexuality, they are not as explicitly pornographic as they are romantic. There is no particular sexual act depicted nor is there an emphasis of naked sexual parts, as there are in Warhol’s 1978 Sex Parts series. 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 interco

Publisher: Form K.K. in Tokyo, Japan

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York