Andy Warhol, ‘Dollar Sign’, Christie's

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Dollar Sign

stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. stamp (on the overlap)

synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas

90 x 70 in. (228.5 x 177.8 cm.)

Painted in 1981.

Signature: stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. stamp (on the overlap)

Ridgefield, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Warhol in the '80s, September-December 1983, n.p., no. 3 (illustrated).

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol: A Retrospective, February-May 1989.

Fre´jus, Fondation Daniel Templon, Exposition Inaugurale, July-September 1989, pp. 176-177 and 185 (illustrated in color).

Barcelona, Fundacio´ Joan Miro´, Andy Warhol 1960-1986, September-December 1996, p. 142, no. 68 (illustrated in color).

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

Anon. sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 11 November 1988, lot 337

Private collection, Paris

Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 18 November 1997, lot 172

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States