Title: Campbell’s Soup I: Beef (FS II.49)
Medium: Screenprint on paper
Size: 35” x 23”
Edition: Edition of 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso. Portfolio of 10.
Campbell’s Soup Beef 49
Campbell’s Soup Beef 49 is part of Warhol’s first Campbell’s Soup portfolio. This iconic portfolio features the easily recognizable Campbell’s Soup label, and ten different varieties of soup. The first series featured the standard soups. Throughout the 1960s, Warhol depicted familiar consumer items including Coca-Cola bottles. These prints are extremely dynamic with their very graphic imagery and simple color choices, the red stripe of the label being the main color of the image.
Campbell’s Soup Beef 49 AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK:
One of Warhol’s most iconic portfolios, the Campbell’s Soup I cans are recognizable by even beginner Warhol enthusiasts. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans first made their appearance six years earlier when he produced thirty-two canvases, each with a different variety of soup. The semi-mechanized process he used to create these works became characteristic of Warhol’s career. He did many different variations of the Campbell’s Soup cans, contorting them and altering their shape, but it is the classic ones that remain the most sought after and continue to bring in new collectors.