Here, the totemic dollar sign is repeatedly screened onto the canvas using deep forest green, bill-green and ruby-red hues - a brash and unashamed impression of capital. Warhol openly revered money famously remarking: “I like money on the wall. Say you were going to buy a $200,000 painting. I think you should take that money, tie it up, and hang it on the wall. Then when someone visited you, the first thing they would see is the money on the wall” (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, New York 1975., p. 133-34). Hidden beneath the bright veneer of animated colours, Dollar Sign also embodies a satirical commentary on the materialism of Warhol’s America, yet also celebrates it at the same time, as the artist outwardly revelled in his fame and fortune and of those around him. Dollar Sign lays testament to Warhol’s mastery of the silkscreen technique, constructing an exuberant painting that epitomizes the power and lure of one of the most iconic and masterful symbols of contemporary culture.
A Retro Racing Watch for the Modern Man
First Look: A Nearly Impossible Collection of the Most Legendary Wines
10 Dazzling Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family Collection
First Look: Relive the 1990s Through the Collection of Damien Hirst’s Legendary Manager
Market-leading Contemporary Art Sales in Asia
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
L'inscription pour l'enchère en ligne est fermé pour cette vente . Voulez-vous regarder la vente en direct?Visionner La Vente En Temps Réel