Andy Warhol, ‘Small Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato) [Ferus Type]’, Christie's

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Small Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato) [Ferus Type]

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

casein, metallic paint and graphite on canvas

20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)

Painted in 1962.

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

Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amerikansk pop-konst, February-July 1964, p. 93, no. 94 (illustrated in color).

Kunsthaus Zurich, Andy Warhol, May-July 1978, no. 127 (illustrated).

Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum, Andy Warhol, October-November 1978, no. 51.

Vancouver Art Gallery, The Vancouver Art Gallery: Andy Warhol Images, June-October 1995, p. 76 (illustrated in color).

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Andy Warhol: Early Hand-Painted Works, September-October 2005, pp. 74-75 and 114 (illustrated in color).

Oslo, Astrup Fearnley museet for moderne kunst, Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol, September-December 2008, pp. 81 and 130, no. 3 (illustrated in color).

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Warhol from the Sonnabend Collection, January-February 2009, pp. 44-45 (illustrated in color).

Mons, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Andy Warhol: Life, Death, and Beauty, October 2013-January 2014, p. 166, no. 120 (illustrated in color).

U. Kultermann, _Neue Formen des Bildes,_Tubingen, 1969, p. 81, no. 196 (illustrated).

G. Frei and N. Printz, eds., The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculpture 1961-1963, vol. 1, New York, 2002, pp. 72 and 75, no. 55 (illustrated in color).

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