Andy Warhol, ‘Campbell’s Soup I Cream of Mushroom 53 by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Campbell’s Soup I Cream of Mushroom 53 by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Campbell’s Soup I Cream of Mushroom 53 by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Campbell’s Soup I Cream of Mushroom 53 by Andy Warhol’, 1968, Revolver Gallery

Title: Campbell’s Soup I: Cream of Mushroom II 53
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Year: 1969
Size: 35” x 23”
Edition: 250 signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.

Andy Warhol created Cream of Mushroom 53 for his 1968 portfolio Campbell’s Soup I. The vibrant imagery and simple color choices of the print connect back to Warhol’s past as a commercial illustrator. Warhol first debuted his Campbell’s Soup cans in 1962 at an exhibition at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, and returned to the subject throughout his career. The mundane subject matter and mechanized screenprinting process was at first an affront the fine art world. In an increasingly commercialized culture, Warhol’s soup cans represented a bridge between art and consumerism. Warhol’s soup cans have since become famous images exemplary of pop art. Campbell’s Soup I: Cream of Mushroom is one Andy Warhol’s most iconic works and symbolizes the pop artist’s significant impact on American culture.

Signature: Signed in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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