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Limited Edition Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans

Available at Woolworths from the 26th June

Andy Warhol limited edition cans

A series of limited edition Andy Warhol-inspired Campbell's Soup cans will be available to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Warhol's 32 iconic Campbell's canvasses. 

Since their unveiling back in 1962, the names Andy Warhol and Campbell’s have been synonymous with one another.  To celebrate our long history together we are launching this limited edition range of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato soup, with 4 different labeled cans, derived from the original Warhol artwork.

Andy Warhol & Campbell’s

Andy Warhol was an American ad illustrator who became a leading artist in the 1960’s Pop Art movement.  Now considered a cultural icon and the Godfather of the genre, it was his work 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans that propelled him into the public eye.  The iconic works also played a pivotal role in the emergence of the genre as a whole.  He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing; controversially blurring the lines between mainstream media and fine art.

Warhol followed up the initial series with variations, including crushed cans, and cans with broken lids.  Exactly why he chose to depict Campbell’s Soup Cans is the subject of fevered debate.  However, what is certain is that Warhol himself was a big Campbell’s Soup fan, once stating he ate it for lunch “for twenty years."1

How can I get these limited edition cans?

Woolworths

The Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Range will be exclusively available in Woolworths stores from 26th June 2013.

In four Warhol original designs, these limited edition collectables won’t be around for long, so make sure you get in quick!


Andy Warhol limited edition cans

1 Comenas, G., (2003/revised 2010), The Origin of Andy Warhol’s Soup Cans or The Synthesis of Nothingness, www.warholstars.org/art/warhol/soup.html Accessed 24 May 2013.