Andy Warhol, ‘Soup cans (Sunday B Morning Portfolio of 10)’, 1980, Fine Art Auctions Miami
Andy Warhol, ‘Soup cans (Sunday B Morning Portfolio of 10)’, 1980, Fine Art Auctions Miami

Having searched for “something you see every day and something that everybody would recognize,” Campbell’s Soup Cans are arguably the most iconic subject from popular culture that Andy Warhol appropriated. Variations on Warhol’s soup cans include stencilling multiple cans within a single canvas; amplifying the effect, while being suggestive of products stacked in a grocery store—an idea that he would further develop in his box sculptures. The popularity of the “Campbell's Soup Cans” series made Pop art one of the most important art movements in the United States. —Courtesy of Fine Art Auctions Miami

In good condition. Unframed.

Signature: Verso of each stamped "Published by Sunday B Morning" and "Fill in your own signature."

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