Disjointed public imagesthe Campbells soup cans, the Elvises and Lizzes and Marilyns, the electric chairs and car crashes and the jerky, shapeless pornography of his movieswould stutter across this screen; would pour from it in a gratuitous flood. 200 Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962 (Acrylic on canvas, 72 inches x 100 inches), in the private collection of John and Kimiko Powers is the largest single canvas of the Campbell's Soup can paintings. It is composed of ten rows and twenty columns of numerous flavors of soups.
Warhol said of Campbells soup, I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again. Towards the end of 1962, shortly after he completed Campbells Soup Cans, Warhol turned to the photo silkscreen process. Above: A 2007 visitor to MoMA in New York City takes in Andy Warhol's 1962 set of 20 by 16 inch canvasses depicting 32 varieties of Campbell's soup. May 08, 2015 Andy Warhol: Campbells Soup Cans and Other Works, presents the artists work in a similar display as his first solo painting exhibition.
To celebrate the day of Andy Warhol's birth (he was born this day in 1928) we thought it would be an opportune moment to look back at the story behind one of his most iconic works, 32 Campbell's Soup Cans from 1962.
At first glance, Pop Art might seem to glorify popular culture by elevating soup cans, comic strips and hamburgers to the status of fine art on the walls of museums. But, then again, a second look may suggest a critique of the mass marketing practices and consumer culture that emerged in the United States after World War II. The Campbell Soup Cans as well as his other series were the ideal opportunity to express this view on modern culture.
However, Warhols blank manner laboured to be empty of emotional content and unable to be commented on on a social level. Campbell s soup cans critique essay DAILY PIC (# 1408): To show all 32 of Warhols Campbells Soups, as the Museum of Modern Art is now doing, is the equivalent of setting out all of Leonardos portraits, including the Mona andy warhol Essay. Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York.