Dollar Sign (FS II.280)
DOLLAR SIGN 280
This screenprint is detailed with a black dollar sign which is superimposed with bright orange coloring, set against a vivid purple background. This is just one in the series of six screenprints which make up Warhol’s Dollar Sign portfolio.
DOLLAR SIGN 280 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK
The Dollar Sign series from 1982 was the ultimate manifestation of Andy Warhol’s love affair with money. Warhol once said, “I like money on the wall.” and the Dollar Sign Series was his way of using his iconic imagery to achieve just that. The series is comprised of multiple variations of dollar sign screen prints on Lenox Museum Board in a varitey of vibrant colors. The Dollar Sign paintings contain a source image that was created by Warhol himself which was an uncommon practice for Warhol, as a result this series sets itself apart from a large portion of the rest of his body of work. The Dollar Sign Series is a superb example of Warhol seizing a internationally recognizable symbol and altering it into something that was purely Warholian.