Andy Warhol, $(4), 1982 (Dollar)

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:$(4), 1982 (Dollar)
Reference:FS II.281
Series:Dollar Sign Portfolios, 1982
Medium:Unique original color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Image Size:40 in x 32 in (101.6 cm x 82.28 cm)
Edition:Unique color variant; numbered in pencil in lower right (from the total edition of 35, 10 AP, 2 PP); Printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York with publishers blind stamp in lower left.
Signature:Hand-signed by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in pencil in lower right
Condition:This screenprint is in pristine condition, with bright and vibrant colors.
ID #w-5298

Historical Description

Warhol further addresses his fascination with mass consumption in this series of $, specifically with the iconography of the dollar symbol itself. This phenomenal screenprint exemplifies Warhol's playfulness with line and color, which he utilizes to add depth to his work. The four dollar signs, each consisting of three colors, are arranged in a rectangular formation and appear to pop out at the viewer. Warhol places a brilliant red as the background color and utilizes vibrant shades of greens, blues, yellows, and blacks. His further use of the colors gold and green can perhaps be viewed as a subtle reference to money in its material form. Warhol here makes a fearless statement, for he blatantly acknowledges that money is art, and art is money.

Created in 1982, this work is a variant and unique in terms of color. This piece is hand signed by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered in pencil in the lower right (from the total edition of 35, 10AP, 2PP). This work was printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York and published by Andy Warhol, New York with publisher's blind stamp in lower left. Portfolios are assembled in mixed variations, making each print unique in color.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. Feldman, F. and Schellmann, J. (2003). Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 - 1987, 4th Ed. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: NY. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.281 on pg. 126 and 176 (other examples illustrated).

About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a contemporary silver moulding with silk mats and optical grade plexiglass. The shiny, metallic surface of this frame is relevant to the subject matter of the piece and highlights the vibrant color palette.