Andy Warhol, ‘Five Campbell's Soup Cans’, Christie's

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Five Campbell's Soup Cans

signed and dated 'Andy Warhol '62' (on the reverse)

graphite on paper

18 x 23 5/8 in. (45.7 x 60 cm.)

Drawn in 1962.

Signature: signed and dated 'Andy Warhol '62' (on the reverse)

Kunstmuseum Basel; Kleve, Museum Schloss Moyland; Kunsthalle Tübingen; Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Museum and Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, Andy Warhol: Drawings 1942-1987, May 1998-October 2000, no. 175, pl. 181 (illustrated).

Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie; London, Tate Modern and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol Retrospective, October 2001-August 2002, pp. 128 and 308, no. 77 (illustrated).

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Warhol: Early Hand-Painted Works, September-October 2005, pp. 80-81 and 115 (illustrated in color).

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, January-February 2009, pp. 116-119 and 133 (illustrated in color).

Kunstmuseum Basel, Andy Warhol: The Early Sixties, Paintings and Drawings 1961-1964, September 2010-January 2011, pp. 138-139, no. 28 (illustrated).

J. Coplans, _Andy Warhol,_New York, 1970, p. 59 (illustrated).

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist

By descent to the present owner

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