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Andy Warhol: Love, Sex, and Desire (Drawings 1950–1962) Taschen Book

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is renowned for being the most important proponent of the Pop Art movement. But well before his rise to the pinnacle world of Pop Art, he created and exhibited seductive drawings celebrating male beauty. This book features over 300 of these rarely seen risqué renderings that highlight the future Pop artist’s effortless style, fascination with the male form, droll humor and ironic detachment. His subjects rarely engage with their keen observer, and likewise, Warhol’s focus is on their form, their erotic qualities, and unbridled sexuality. If his subjects are content to revel in their attractiveness, so too is Warhol. His confident hand illustrates a multitude of colorful characters, yet also reveals much about this enigmatic artist.

The editor

Michael Dayton Hermann received his MFA from Hunter College where he studied art theory with conceptual artist Robert Morris. He conceived and edited TASCHEN’s Warhol on Basquiat and has also worked closely with TASCHEN on two publications he conceived: Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958–1987 and Andy Warhol: Seven Illustrated Books 1952–1959.

The contributors

Drew Zeiba is associate editor of PIN–UP and a regular contributor to The Architect’s Newspaper. His work has appeared online and in print in publications such as Artforum, Garage, Vulture, Out, Elephant, Flaunt, and Sign Unseen among others.

Blake Gopnik was the chief arts critic of The Washington Post between 2000-2010 and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. His definitive biography of the artist Warhol was published in 2020. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University.

Famous First Edition: First printing of 7,500 numbered copies

Hardcover, 11 x 13.3 in., 392 pages