Andy Warhol, ‘CAMPBELLS SOUP II: TOMATO BEEF NOODLE O'S FS II. 61CAMPBELLS SOUP II: TOMATO BEEF NOODLE O'S FS II. 61’, 1969, Grove Fine Art

Edition: OF 250. With his Campbell’s Soup cans, Warhol tried to replicate the label found in the store. With the dynamic graphic imagery and simply color choices, you can see Warhol’s background as a graphic designer and illustrator. All of the ten prints found in the “Campbell’s Soup II” portfolio came from his 32 Campbell’s Soup paintings produced in 1962. The ten chosen for the second print portfolio feature more unusual flavors, rather than tomato and chicken noodle, and all features some kind of unique design element, unlike the ten prints found in the first portfolio of Campbell’s Soup cans.

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