Andy Warhol, ‘Campbells's Soup ’, 1968, Kings Wood Art

One of the most famous and recognizable images in art history, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans helped to usher in the Pop Art movement. This print, Vegetable made with beef stock is from the first portfolio of soup can prints Warhol made following an exhibition of his Campbell’s Soup can paintings at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1962. He rendered each label by hand, including all the lettering, aiming to mimic the everyday commercial item as closely as possible. Warhol produced the first Campbell’s Soup portfolio of screenprints in 1968, followed by the Campbell’s Soup II series the following year. The popularity of the soup can image is enduring, and its association with Warhol is ubiquitous.

Andy Warhol Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 Feldman/Schellmann Fourth Edition II.48.

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