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After Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
LOT ID: 78902
Souper Dress, ie. circa 1965

Screenprint, cellulose and cotton
38 х 22 in. (96.52 x 55.88 cm.)
Unsigned, as issued
Edition Limited
Lot description
This is the classic Warhol "Souper Dress" which is in the permanent collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Andy Warhol Museum. This superb piece of Sixties conceptual art was also exhibited at a 2000 Whitney Museum exhibition focusing on Warhol's contribution to fashion, and the image is reproduced in the monograph, The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion, by Mark Francis, New York 1997.

It is a silkscreen dress that was sold by Campbell's Soup as a nod to the throwaway, "carefree" culture of the 1960's. The Souper Dress is an early, and indeed iconic example of the convergence of fashion, high art, advertising and industry- and is well recognized as a collectors item. This A-line dress is printed with the Campbell's Soup red, black and white labels.

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely credited as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. After studying design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Warhol moved to New York in 1949 to pursue a career as a commercial artist. Though successful, Warhol wanted to be an independent painter. In the early 1960s he began to create paintings based on advertising imagery. He established his own studio, The Factory, and developed his signature style, employing commercial silk screening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. With his multiple images of soup cans, soda bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, Warhol revealed the beauty within mass culture and redefined the art world.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
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