Billy Klüver was an electrical engineer who collaborated with artists to explore the potential relationships between technology and art. He was born in 1927 in Monaco, and studied at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and then received his PhD in electrical engineering at UC Berkley in 1957. In 1963, Klüver published Andy Warhol’s $1.57 Giant Size artwork for the Popular Image Exhibition at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition featured art from eleven artists from April 18th to June 2nd, 1963, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine and Warhol. $1.57 Giant Size is the cover art for a record sleeve which contained a collection of interviews with the eleven artists who participated in the exhibit. Billy Klüver also helped Warhol print the editions for the record sleeve: 75 HC, all unique.
Billy Klüver also worked with Warhol on his Silver Clouds artwork, and with other notable creatives such as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns.