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Andy Warhol Dollar sign 274

Dollar Sign 274

Catalogue Title: Dollar Sign (FS II.274)

Year: 1982

Size: 19 3/4″ x 15 5/8″

Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board

Edition: Edition of 60, 10 AP, 3 PP, 15 TP. Signed and numbered in pencil. Each print is unique. Portfolio consists of six screenprints

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Andy Warhol‘s Dollar Sign 274 is part of one of the artist’s most famous portfolios, Dollar Sign from 1982. Warhol’s interest in wealth and money is evident in his literal emphasis on currency and the value that society puts on a simple symbol. Dollar Sign 274 is characterized by a dark blue colored dollar sign detailed with strokes of magenta against a light green background.

Dollar Sign 274 as Part of Andy Warhol’s Larger Body of Work

Andy Warhol‘s 1982 Dollar Sign portfolio is one of the artist’s most famous series. Warhol’s interest in wealth and money is evident in his literal emphasis on currency and the value that society puts on a simple symbol. The Dollar Sign portfolio is 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. These prints contain a source image that was created by Warhol himself, which was an uncommon practice for him, setting this series apart from the rest of his body of work. The Dollar Sign series is one of the most recognizable examples of the artist seizing an internationally recognizable symbol and altering it into something that was purely Warholian. The Dollar Sign complete portfolio includes FS II.274-286 with variations of $ (1), $ (4), $ (Quadrant), and $ (9).

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