Andy Warhol, ‘Campbell’s Soup II: Tomato Beef Noodle O’s (FS II.61)’, 1969, Revolver Gallery

Title: Campbell’s Soup II: Tomato Beef Noodle O’s (FS II.61)
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Year: 1969
Size: 35” x 23”
Edition:Edition of 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some dated. There are 26 AP signed and lettered A – Z in ball-point pen on verso.
The Tomato Beef Noodle O’s soup can comes from the portfolio “Campbell’s Soup II.” What makes this print unique is the Noodle O’s title, it is not straight across in a simple font, like every other print found in the portfolio. Also the addition of noodle’s as the “O’s” makes the image more fun. With his Campbell’s Soup cans, Warhol tried to replicate the label found in the store. With the dynamic graphic imagery and simple 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.

Signature: signed in ball-point 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