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Andy Warhol

Dollar Sign, 1978

Original pencil drawing on handmade watermarked paper
8 9/10 × 7 9/10 in
22.5 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
£25,000
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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame with conservation acrylic glazing. …

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Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame with conservation acrylic glazing. Together with a letter of provenance from Jim Callaghan who was head of security for all the Rolling stones tours from 1973 - 2003. He was Mick Jagger’s security guard and was in charge of who could stand by the stage …

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Inscribed in pencil by Warhol to the lower edge, “to Jim, Andy”
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame with conservation acrylic glazing. …

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Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame with conservation acrylic glazing. Together with a letter of provenance from Jim Callaghan who was head of security for all the Rolling stones tours from 1973 - 2003. He was Mick Jagger’s security guard and was in charge of who could stand by the stage …

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Signature
Inscribed in pencil by Warhol to the lower edge, “to Jim, Andy”
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol

Dollar Sign, 1978

Original pencil drawing on handmade watermarked paper
8 9/10 × 7 9/10 in
22.5 × 20 cm
This is a unique work.
£25,000
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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