This exhibition of over 250 prints by Andy Warhol traces his innovative graphic production over the course of four decades.
SHOW RUNS June 03 - September 03, 2017
Campbell’s Soup I: Tomato (II.46), AP edition E/Z, 1968
Screenprint, 35 x 23 inches
Courtesy of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
These prints are based on paintings of Campbell’s soup cans that Warhol exhibited in 1962 at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, an exhibition that hastened a radical break with the past. The paintings were lined up on a shelf around the room like cans arranged in a grocery store aisle. Warhol used ubiquitous products, including Coca-Cola bottles and Brillo boxes, to convey his belief in the democratic appeal of American consumerism. His Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe portraits quickly became his signature works in a new movement dubbed Pop Art.