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