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Why Andy Warhol Was So Nervous About Sex: His Testicles


Sure, his piece “200 One Dollar Bills” just sold for nearly $44 million, but artist Andy Warhol wasn’t always given reason to have such self-confidence. Namely, because his testicles were such a mess.

In researching Warhol’s life for the book POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol (on sale now), co-authors Tony Scherman and David Dalton learned from the artist’s doctor Denton Cox that Warhold had “a disfiguring condition called hemagioma on his testicles,” relays WWD, “which covered them with a ruby-like rash, which was apparently one reason that he was ill at ease with sex.”