In 1962 Andy Warhol debuted his (soon to be infamous) Soup Can paintings as the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. While it was a commercial flop, in a short period of time the work would become an icon for the entire Pop Art movement and the artist himself. 

Later that year Warhol would begin working with screenprinting which both mechanized and revolutionized his practice.

During this period Warhol transitioned from painting soup cans by hand using stencils (or not) to printing directly on canvas. 

In 1965 Warhol begins to create soup cans in neon colors. In conjunction for an exhibit at the Institute of Fine Arts, Boston he produced a limited number of silkscreen shopping bags with his beloved Campbell's soup in bold neon anchored by the company logo in royal blue and grape purple. The shopping bag becomes the perfect symbol of the intersection between high culture and pop art, between consumerism and connoisseurship, and between scarcity and ubiquity. 

It can't be emphasized enough how vital and ground-breaking the mid-sixties were for Warhol. In addition to the Soup Cans, Warhol also introduced images of (a recently deceased) Marilyn Monroe (reviving the genre of portraiture) he began producing films and promoting the Velvet Underground. Needless to say this era was his creative zenith. 

This work can be found in numerous public collections including the MoMA (NYC) and the Norton Simon Museum (California) amongst others. 

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Screenprint in colors on shopping bag

USA, 1966

24.5"H 16.5"W (work)

Feldman & Schellmann II.4a

Very good condition.


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