Andy Warhol, ‘Original Soup Can Drawing (Signed) on Interview Magazine, from the Estate of model John Williams’, 1978, Alpha 137 Gallery

Unique signed vintage drawing. Andy Warhol signed and drew his iconic "Campbell's Soup Can" on the cover of the September 1978 issue of Interview, from the estate of model John Williams. The cover features a photograph of Berinthia "Berry" Berenson Perkins (1948-2001) taken by her husband, actor Anthony Perkins (1932-1992). Tragically, Berenson, a model and photographer, was aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on the morning of September 11, 2001. She was killed when the flight crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The issue is from the estate of model John Williams, a longtime friend of Warhols. The pair collaborated of the "The Original Andy Warhol Button Button" in the mid to late 1960s. The two came up with the idea of a "Button Button" together during the craze for political buttons in the 1960s. The central idea was to make a political pin that looked like a clothes button. The two were to partner on the idea and Andy designed it, though the button never went into mass production.

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Signature: Boldly signed in black marker "Andy Warhol" just to the right of a sketch of his iconic "Campbell's Soup Can," on the cover of the September, [1978] issue of Interview magazine, 11" x 17". (magazine measurements) Light even toning to magazine, else fine condition and most important the unique Warhol drawing is in fine condition.

Estate of model John Williams

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