Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans become real

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In 1962, Andy Warhol put his Campbell’s Soup Cans on exhibition for the first time — 32 separate canvases, each portraying a can of each of the varieties the soup maker produced at the time.

The paintings were made with a printmaking process, not painted by hand, and their reference to pop culture kicked off the pop art movement in the United States. In 1965, the man returned to the soup can concept, and replacing the original red and white with a variety of different colors (as seen in the image at the bottom of the page).

For years, one has been able to buy reproductions of Warhol’s work, on everything from posters to t-shirts and everything in between. But in 2012, Campbell’s rolled out special-edition cans of its tomato soup — sold only through Target stores — featuring Warhol-inspired labels and bearing his famous quote, “In the future, everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – AJW

The newer real Campbell’s tomato soup cans from 2012

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Two of Warhol’s original multi-colored cans (1965)

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