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Can of Soup Andy Warhol’s ‘One of the 32 Cans of Campbell’s Soup’ is an acrylic painting that is an early example of Warhol’s widely-recognized Pop Art style, and was created in 1962. Emblematic of a typical red and white can of Campbell’s soup, the realistic image is silk-screened onto a small white 50.8 by 40.6 centimeter canvas, and features one of the thirty-two flavors of soup the company had available during that time period. This particular painting features the flavor “Pepper Pot Soup”. The colors are bold and simple, featuring a black outlined can, red and white text in the Campbell brand fonts, and gold embellishments, and personify a non-painterly style. The image is iconic, representing the world of commerce and mass media. The painting was produced during the Sixties, a time of immense change in all areas of public and private life. The abstract expressionist movement preceded this time and followed the Second World War, and pop art emerged as both a reaction and
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course FA 150 taught by Professor Berger during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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