Andy Warhol was keenly aware of the intricate relationship between commerce and aesthetics and today his “money paintings,” as they’re now known, are recognized as some of the most resonant and complex productions of his career. Surpassing the scope of any museum collection of Warhol’s dollar-themed work, To the Bearer on Demand includes the artist's only hand-painted depiction of the dollar; two rare, early screen-printed dollar bill works from 1962–63; and major paintings from the artist’s 1980s reprisal of the theme. As such, this collection is a unique opportunity to chart the career of an artist for whom the American dollar represented an aspirational obsession.
To the Bearer on Demand, Works by Andy Warhol
London | July 2015