Andy Warhol, ‘Dollar Sign 4 (FS II.282)’, 1982, Revolver Gallery

Title: Dollar Sign (4) 282
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Year: 1982
Size: 40″ x 32″
Edition: Edition of 35. Signed and numbered in pencil. Each print is unique.

Andy Warhol created Dollar Sign (4) 281 for his Dollar Sign series in 1982. In his signature Pop Art style, Warhol enlarges an image of a dollar sign, repeats it multiple times, and uses bold and vibrant colors. This print is set on a black background making the bright colors pop. The Dollar Sign series is interesting because Warhol created the image of the dollar sign by hand instead of appropriating an existing image. Creating the image himself, Warhol is showing his love of money and how he was captivated by the different lifestyles of the have and have-nots. Collectors enjoy Dollar Sign (4) 281 by Andy Warhol because of the recognizable subject matter and how this series uses an image created by Warhol himself.

Series: Dollar Sign, 1982

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil.

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