Andy Warhol, ‘Dollar Sign’, 1982, Sotheby's

This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and numbered A109.0711 on the overlap.

From the Catalogue
"I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love the most?' That's how I started painting money."
Andy Warhol
—Courtesy of Sotheby's

Signature: signed and dedicated Happy B. Lucio. on the overlap

Castello di Lerici, Andy Warhol in Italia, July - October 1995, p. 78, illustrated

Collection of Lucio Amelio, Naples (gift of the artist)
Collection of Ernesto Esposito, Naples (acquired from the above)
Christie's, London, 21 June 2007, Lot 415
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above 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