Extremely Artistic Vintage Pop Art Andy Warhol Dollar Sign Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – Andy Warhol is an iconic mid-century artist who defined the era. His designs made a statement about the modern world and materialism by depicting familiar signs, celebrities, and common household items in a way that is bold and a little surreal. This vintage Scandinavian rug depicts one of Warhol’s most memorable pieces and is an essential for your midcentury or retro-inspired room.
The original painting that inspired this vintage rug was created in 1981, only six years before the artist’s death. This makes it a representation of his later ideas and artistic concepts. Warhol was the first to admit that he had a love of money. He credits this love to growing up in a poor family in Pittsburgh. In the early 1960’s, he created a series that featured one-dollar bills.
He returned to this idea in 1981 and produced a series of paintings that featured the dollar sign. This motif would show up occasionally from 1981 through his last year of work in 1987. The number of pieces in this series is large. This Pop art rug bears Any Warhol’s signature and indicates that the original painting was created in 1981.
Warhol’s pieces always have a certain charm and can be a bit edgy. This one has a subdued, earthy background, surrounded by a black and gray edge. This gives the rug from Scandinavia definition. The dollar signs are in colors ranging from neutral to brilliant reds, blues, and orange. Warhol was known for breaking the rules of color and form. Each of the dollar signs has a hand-drawn quality. Warhol chose to use colors from both the warn and cool side of the spectrum. He often did this to create a feeling of tension in the piece.
This magnificent vintage Andy Warhol rug is perfect for a modern interior that needs a pop of color. It will bring its unique character to any space from east coast to west coast style. If you love money, too, this art rug makes an excellent way to honor your passion.