What does it mean to see Dollar signs? A lust for money, perhaps. But how long before the symbol loses any basis in reality? Warhol’s ‘Dollar Bills’ was a breakthrough series of 1961, and 20 years on Warhol revisited the subject, accentuating the elegant form of the dollar symbol. Here again we see Warhol’s technique of repeating the same iconography over and over, until its meaning is deconstructed, even changed. For us, it raises the question: how can our dollar be better spent, to make a difference? We’ll leave that one with you.
Dollar sign (9) Solo B, 1982
Produced by THE SKATEROOM in 2022
Under license from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
About the Artist:
Andy Warhol (; born Andrew Warhola Jr.; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was the leading pioneer in pop art, working as an American artist, producer, and film maker. He was inspired by the advertising and celebrity culture of the 1960s, and explored its relation with artistic expression through medium such as painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture. Some of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) and Marilyn Diptych (1962), the experimental films Empire (1964) and Chelsea Girls (1966), and the multimedia events known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67).