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49 x 42.9 cm

Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup Can screenprinted onto a paper shopping bag, released in 1966 by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. This artwork was framed shortly after it was received in 1966 and is in excellent condition with strong colors and virtually no fading.

This work is both a commentary on consumerism and the quintessential symbol of consumerism: a shopping bag. Perhaps the most recognizable image in art history, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can helped to usher in the Pop Art movement that still endures today, renewed and rediscovered by artists such as Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Mr Brainwash. A 2007 article in the New York Times observed that every day, a soup can is left on the grave of Andy Warhol.

American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1994) is considered by many as the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century. His signature style employed commercial silkscreening techniques to create identical, mass-produced images on canvas. Variations in color give each print of an edition a different appearance. Warhol's work is included in public collections the world over including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), and Tate Modern (London, UK), among others.

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Catalogue Raisonné: II. 4. A, Feldman/Schellmann
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Provenance:
  • Private collection, Germany
  • Pickup Location: Austria
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19.3 x 16.9 in. (49.02 x 42.93 cm.)

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