Andy Warhol, ‘One Dollar’, Christie's

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

One Dollar

signed and dated ‘Warhol 61’ (on the reverse)

watercolor and graphite on paper

18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)

Painted in 1961.

Signature: signed and dated ‘Warhol 61’ (on the reverse)

Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein; Düsseldorf, Städtsche Kunsthalle; Bremen, Kunsthalle; Munich, Städtisches Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Andy Warhol: Das zeichnerische Werk, 1942-1975, February-May 1976, p. 187, no. 256 (illustrated).

J. Coplans, Andy Warhol, New York, 1970, p. 33 (illustrated).

R. Crone, Andy Warhol, New York, 1970, p. 28 (illustrated).

Dayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sandifer, Kansas City

Richard Gray Gallery, New York

Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 17 May 2000, lot 56

Private collection, Los Angeles

Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 13 November 2007, lot 39

Private collection, Switzerland

Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 12 November 2013, lot 28

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York