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Warhol Ones (1971)

Collection of three original "Ones" artcash banknotes, [New York], 1971. 15.2 x 7 cm. Condition: Excellent.


Currency created by Andy Warhol for the Artcash game night organized by the E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) in New York, at The Automation House, December 3 and 4, 1971. The organizers had created an ephemeral casino. They had asked several artists to create original banknotes (including Robert Whitman $3, Robert Rauschenberg $12, Tom Gormley $24, Red Grooms $51 and Marisol $88 and Warhol 1$). Printed by the American Banknote Company — then also the printer for the United States Treasury — Artcash even employs the same paper used for printing United States’ currency (but sans the government’s anti-counterfeit threads).


Founded in 1966 by engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) is a non-profit organization that grew out of the experience of 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering. EAT. aroused the enthusiasm of artists and the artistic community. By 1969, as a result of efforts to attract engineers, the group had more than 2,000 artists in its ranks as well as 2,000 engineers willing to work with them.


Attached certificate of authenticity signed by Julie Martin, Director of the E.A.T. (Certificate signed in March 2013).