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Andy Warhol, ‘The Souper Dress, (Limited Edition)’, c. 1968, Heritage Auctions
Andy Warhol, ‘The Souper Dress, (Limited Edition)’, c. 1968, Heritage Auctions

Labeled 'The Souper Dress' at the neck This iconic dress was inspired by Warhol's 1962 Campbell's Soup Cans. It was made and sold by Campbell's Soup in the late 1960s at a time when disposable paper dresses were a popular trend. Vintage Souper dresses can be found in several museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Condition Reports: Horizontal and vertical folding creases; scattered creases; offsetting stains; discoloration; mild brown staining in the creases and verso.

Signature: Labeled 'The Souper Dress' at the neck

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States