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Object: Campbell's green pea soup
Series: Campbell's Soup I
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Height: 889 millimetres
Width: 584 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- One from the portfolio of ten screenprints, each with a different flavour of soup, that was published in an edition of 250 in 1968. It was printed by Salvatore Silkscreen Co., Inc, New York and published by Factory Additions, New York.
Warhol made a second portfolio of ten 'Campbell Soup' which he published the following year. In the second portfolio, all the ten cans have flashes of advertising material added to the tin, that contrasts with the sobriety of the plain first series.
Illustrated in'Towards Post-Modernism. Design since 1851', revised edition, London, British Museum, 1994, fig. 124.
Label text from 'Warhol to Walker: American prints from pop art to today' (2017-18):
One of his best-known subjects, the Campbell's soup can reflects Warhol's interest in consumerism, advertising and the standardization of the factory line. Commenting on the soup can brand, Warhol said, 'I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day for twenty years … the same thing over and over again.' Warhol's Campbell's soup cans first appeared in 1962 when he made a series of 32 screenprints on canvas. Like items in a supermarket they were displayed in rows on small white shelves at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. This print comes from a portfolio of ten screenprints on paper that was published by Warhol’s own company, Factory Additions, New York, six years later.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011/2 Sep-Jan, Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion, Warhol is Here
2017 1 Apr-2 Jul, Scotland, Galashiels, Old Gala House, Warhol to Walker
2017 11 Jul-16 Sep, London, Hackney Museum, Warhol to Walker
2017-2018 4 Nov-6 Jan, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Warhol to Walker
2018 13 Jan-11 Mar, Southport, The Atkinson, Warhol to Walker
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