L13025

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Lot 195
  • 195

Andy Warhol

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 GBP
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Description

  • Andy Warhol
  • Dollar Sign
  • signed on the overlap
  • acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
  • 25 by 20cm.; 10 by 8in.
  • Executed in 1982.

Provenance

Martin Lawrence Galleries, Greenwich
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the background tends more towards a bright turquoise in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some very faint handling marks towards the corners. There are a few very fine, stable, characteristic tension cracks running intermittently along the extreme outer horizontal edges. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultra-violet light.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

“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), Florida 1975, pp. 133-34.