Andy Warhol

Campbell’s Soup II

Screenprint on white paper.
35″ x 23″
Edition of 250, signed in ball-point pen and numbered withrubber stamp on verso. Ther are 26 AP, signed and lettered on verso.
Portfolio of 10 screenprints.
Printer: Salvatore Silkscreen Co., Inc., New York
Publisher: Factory Addition, New York

Andy Warhol – Edition Prints – Campbell’s Soup II

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Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup is a range of artworks created by artist Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol told people he painted soup because he ate it for lunch every day, but 50 years later, the paintings remain mysterious.

Around 1961, Andy Warhol started painting cans of Campbell’s soup, in all 32 varieties. He liked to tell people that his mother made him Campbell’s soup and that’s why he painted it.

The soup cans are probably the most recognizable images in American art, and Warhol intended it that way. He borrowed the Campbell’s brand fame to help make his own; he appeared in Time in 1962 as part of the Pop revolution that was remaking art — destroying the serious, sublime aspirations of artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Warhol was doing Campbell’s soup at the same time he was painting Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor. In his art, Campbell’s was a “star” like a movie pinup.