ANDY WARHOL | Two Dollar Bill (Front)

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ANDY WARHOL
Two Dollar Bill (Front)
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
6 by 12 in. 15.2 by 30.5 cm.
Executed in 1962.

This work is stamped by the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board and numbered A102.011 on the overlap.

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CATALOGUE NOTE
“I just paint things I always thought were beautiful, things you use every day and never think about. I’m working on soups and I’ve been doing some paintings of money. I just do it because I like it." - Andy Warhol

Situated at the intersection of art and commerce, Andy Warhol’s seminal dollar bills, along with his Campbell soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles, are the foundational images of Pop Art. Two Dollar Bill (Front) from 1962 is an iconic example from this early series, the first of the artist’s bodies of work in which he used his trademark silkscreen technique. Within the hierarchy of American currency, Warhol especially adored the two-dollar bill, homing in on their relative rarity and frequently visiting banks to withdraw the uncommon currency. A work both personal to the artist and his lexicon of images, as well as universal in its reference to consumer culture, Two Dollar Bill (Front) is emblematic of Warhol’s celebrated investigations into the people, objects, and signs that constitute American life.

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