Title: Campbell’s Soup I: Chicken Noodle FS II45
Medium: Portfolio of ten screenprints on paper
Size: 35” x 23”
Edition:Edition of 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso; some dated. There are 26 AP signed and lettered A – Z in ball-point pen on verso.
Campbell’s Soup I: Chicken Noodle 45
One of the ten prints in Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup I portfolio is this print of Chicken Noodle Soup. One of the reasons that Andy Warhol chose to feature Campbell’s soup was because of his fascination with consumer items and the claim that he had eaten Campbell’s Soup for lunch for most of his life. When Warhol first exhibited the soup cans he displayed them like they were products on a shelf in a grocery store at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Using the imagery directly from the soup cans makes it eye catching and recognizable.
Campbell’s Soup I: Chicken Noodle 45 by Andy Warhol as Part of a Larger Body of Work:
One of Warhol’s most iconic portfolios, the Campbell’s Soup I cans, are recognizable by even the most uneducated Warhol fans. Campbell’s Soup cans represent an object of mass consumption in the most basic and literal sense. Warhol continued to play with the imagery of the soup can, but it is the classic, simple versions that continue to be the most popular. When Warhol first showed the soup cans in California they created quite a stir. Even though Andy Warhol is mostly connected to New York, he had an impact and connection with the art and artists in California in the early 60s.