The image of a Campbell’s soup can has become synonymous with Andy Warhol. In 1966, an exhibition dedicated to Warhol opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and these screen-printed shopping bags were printed exclusively to commemorate the show. Campbell’s Soup Can on Shopping Bag does not appear on the ICA’s archived exhibition checklist, but it does appear in the catalogue raisonné for Warhol’s prints. The soup can that appears on this bag is similar to all the others Warhol had made before and those that came after. It is this imbrication of fine art and commerce that Warhol relished and employed in his work.
- Artist Name: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
- Title: Campbell's Soup Can on Shopping Bag
- Date: 1966
- Medium: Silkscreen print on white shopping bag with twine handles
- Dimensions: comp: 16-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. (41.9 x 24.1 cm); bag: 19-1/2 x 17 in. (49.5 x 43.2 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Irving Blum
- Accession Number: P.1969.071
- Copyright: © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiples of the Sixties
- California State University, Long Beach. University Art Museum, 1997-08-26 to 1997-10-27
- Zimmerli Art Museum, 1997-11-22 to 1998-02-22
- Baltimore Museum of Art, 1998-03-25 to 1998-05-31
- Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 1998-06-27 to 1998-08-23
- Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 1998-09-18 to 1998-12-11
- Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, 1999-01-18 to 1999-03-14
- Wichita Art Museum, 1999-04-11 to 1999-06-06
- Joslyn Art Museum, 1999-10-23 to 2000-01-09
- Lowe Art Museum, 2000-02-03 to 2000-03-26
- Toledo Museum of Art, 2000-06-04 to 2000-08-13
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