Andy Warhol, ‘$ (1) FS II.274-279’, 1982, Marcel Katz Art

Each print is unique. Portfolio consists of six screenprints. Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by Andy Warhol, New York.

Series: The Dollar Sign series from 1982 was the ultimate manifestation of Andy Warhol’s love affair with money. Warhol once said, “I like money on the wall.” and the Dollar Sign Series was his way of using his iconic imagery to achieve just that. The series is comprised of multiple variations of dollar sign screen prints on Lenox Museum Board in a varitey of vibrant colors. The Dollar Sign paintings contain a source image that was created by Warhol himself which was an uncommon practice for Warhol, as a result this series sets itself apart from a large portion of the rest of his body of work. The Dollar Sign Series is a superb example of Warhol seizing a internationally recognizable symbol and altering it into something that was purely Warholian.

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil.

Publisher: Andy Warhol, New York

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