Bonhams Print Sale Offers Andy Warhol Dollar Sign Screenprints

Two trial proofs for Andy Warhol’s iconic image of a dollar sign are for sale at Bonhams Print sale on 29 November in London.

The signed prints, estimated at between £15,000- 20,000, date from 1982 – just five years before the artist untimely death – and are based on paintings executed the year before. They are among the most obvious representations of the link he often drew between art and money, underlined by the high prices paid for them by collectors at the time and ever since.

Other works by Warhol in the sale include a fine Campbell’s Soup 1: Pepper Pot (est £7,000-10,000); Mao at £15,000-20,000 and Skull at £10,000-15,000.

Bonhams Director of Prints, Robert Kennan, said, “Warhol continues to cast a spell over the contemporary art world and he is regularly voted the most influential artist of the 20th century. The very collectable single dollar sign works date from late in his career but have become emblematic of his approach to art and his keen sense of his own commercial worth.”

Image: Lot No: 224
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
$ (1) (Feldman & Schellmann IIA.277)
Unique screenprint in colours, 1982, on Lennox Museum Board, signed and inscribed ‘TP 4/15’ in pencil, aside from the edition of 60, published by the artist, New York, the full sheet printed to the edges, 502 x 397mm (19 3/4 x 15 5/8in)(SH)

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