Andy Warhol

Dollar Sign

About this artwork

Not only did Warhol openly acknowledge that he loved money (having come from a poor family in industrial Pittsburgh), but he loved drawing and painting it as well. In the early 1960s he depicted one-dollar bills and then in 1981 he returned to the imagery and completed a whole series of drawings and paintings of the dollar sign. This is one of the largest of these paintings. The image is screenprinted on to the stark white canvas, but it is based on a marker pen and ink drawing that Warhol himself had made. Even the splatters of the ink have been retained.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Dollar Sign
  • date created:
    1981
  • materials:
    Acrylic paint and silkscreen on canvas
  • measurements:
    228.70 x 178.00 x 3.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00502
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol