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) – Skateboard art edition under license.