Original drawing of a dollar sign by Andy Warhol.
Warhol executed this work in black marker on a piece of his "Andy Warhol Studio" stationary. Signed by Warhol beneath the image. Having come from a poor family in Pittsburgh Warhol openly confessed that he loved money, and it became a recurring motif in his work. As early as 1961 Warhol did a series of Dollar Bills, and 20 years later Warhol revisited the subject of money, this time focusing on the curvilinear form of the dollar sign itself. There is also another layer of meaning since the drawing serves as a reminder that pictures by brand name artists are metaphors for money, a fact certainly not lost on Warhol. A pleasing work handsomely matted and framed under UV plexi. The piece measures 8.5" x 11" framed to 18" x 15." Provenance: John McWhinnie.