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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 71204
Campbell's Soup Button, 1962

Mixed Media, button
5.25 х 2.25 in. (13.34 x 5.72 cm.)
Lot description
Andy Warhol Campbells' Soup can button from his 1962 show at the Stable Gallery. Privately published, 1962.
Pin-back button with a color reproduction of a Campbell's Soup can printed against a white background, with a red ribbon stating "Andy Warhol" hanging from the button. An early multiple by Warhol for an important, very early show---his first Pop show in a New York gallery. A fine, fresh example. Rare, especially in this condition with the ribbon unfaded.

Andy Warhol (1927-1987) is arguably the face of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, a genre that would alter the American art market indefinitely. Warhol received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949, and subsequently moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. It was not long before he was creating ground-breaking works, including paintings, prints, photographs, and films, that brought attention to American pop culture and the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities. Warhol embraced market culture and helped to lead a change in the New York art scene that would in turn influence others to also look to consumer culture and goods for artistic inspiration. Today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century, contributing not only thousands of works of art that are housed in museums and collections worldwide but also an iconic style that would impact the art market and artists alike for decades. His works have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibitions, including retrospectives at The Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (1990); and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989).

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Andy Warhol Museum (New York, NY)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Campbell's Soup Button by Andy Warhol
  • Campbell's Soup Button by Andy Warhol
  • Campbell's Soup Button by Andy Warhol
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