Title: Dollar Sign (4) (FS II.282)
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board.
Size: 40″ x 32″
Edition: Edition of 35, 10 AP, 2 PP. Signed and numbered in pencil. Each print is unique.
Dollar Sign 4 282
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. These screenprints feature four dollar signs against a yellow and black background. The sketchy quality of the image makes a subtle, yet notable reference to comic strips.
Dollar Sign 4 282 by Andy Warhol as Part of a Larger Body of Work
The series is comprised of multiple variations of dollar sign screenprints on Lenox Museum Board in a variety of vibrant colors. The Dollar Sign prints contain a source image that was created by Warhol himself, which was an uncommon practice for Warhol. Because of the unusual image sourcing for these prints, 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 universally recognizable symbol, infusing color and repetition and transforming it into a Warholian symbol.