Dollar Sign, Yellow (FS II.278)
Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign portfolio from 1982 was the ultimate manifestation of his love affair with money. Warhol once said, “I like money on the wall, ” and the Dollar Sign portfolio was his way of using this iconic imagery to achieve just that. The sketchy quality of the image makes a subtle, yet notable reference to comic strips. Dollar Sign is a superb example of Warhol seizing a universally recognizable symbol, infusing color and repetition, and transforming it into a Warholian symbol.