THE DOLLAR PROJECT
The DOLLAR Bill Art Project
ALL ARTWORKS ARE ON METAL AND WITH PLEXIGLASS
This is a totally new 2020 series of limited edition of 20 signed and numbered only world wide prints on metal with plexi gallery style. They are based on two one Dollar bills, signed boldly by Andy Warhol. One given given to me, and the other one given to my best friend the Photographer Bruno Ehrs in New York 1980. I knew Andy since 1976 and did some hand printed silk screens for him in 1980. Being impressed with all that he showed me in NY I used to say “Wow that must be expensive” or “how much does that one cost”. After a while Andy said to me “ I call you TOMMY DOLLAR “ . And at one moment he signed two dollar bills and gave them to me as a token of friendship. This resulted in me making a hand printed silkscreen with the “Warhol Factory Method”, out of one of them in 1981. Solemnly for Warhol. Non of them exists today for sale. This new series of Dollar Pop Art is a tribute to Andy and to a currency soon gone. In Dollar we Trust.
Tommy Dollar ( Thomas Dellert-Dellacroix )
HISTORY.The United States one-dollar bill ($1) since 1876 has been the lowest value denomination of United States paper currency. An image of the first U.S. President (1789–1797), George Washington, is currently featured on the obverse, and the Great Seal of the United States is featured on the reverse. The one-dollar bill has the oldest overall design of all U.S. currency currently being produced. The inclusion of the motto, "In God We Trust," on all currency was required by law in 1955, and first appeared on paper money in 1957. The Federal Reserve says the average life of a $1 bill in circulation is 6.6 years before it is replaced because of wear.Approximately 42% of all U.S. currency produced in 2009 were one-dollar bills.
As of 2017, there were 12.1 billion one-dollar bills in circulation worldwide.