For the 50th anniversary of the iconic Andy Warhol¬†Campbell’s Soup Can¬†artwork the world’s largest soup maker is set to launch a special edition. ¬†Warhol’s 1962 artwork iconised the can, and the artist purused a few collaborations with the soup maker up until his 1987 passing.
The ‘special edition’ cans nod to the late pop-artist’s original work (below), and will be sold via Target USA for 75 cents a can.
When Warhol first exhibited¬†Campbell‚Äôs Soup Cans, in 1962, each of the thirty-two canvases rested on a shelf mounted on the wall, like groceries in a store. The number of paintings corresponds to the varieties of soup then sold by the Campbell Soup Company. Warhol assigned a different soup variety to each, checking them off on a product list supplied by Campbell once their ‚Äúportraits‚Äù were completed.
via Lost in E Minor