Campbell’s Soup II Old Fashioned Vegetable 54 by Andy Warhol
Title: Campbell’s Soup II: Old Fashioned Vegetable (FS II.54)
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Size: 35″ x 23″
Edition: Edition of 250 signed and numbered in ballpoint pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.
Andy Warhol created Old Fashioned Vegetable for his 1969 portfolio Campbell’s Soup II. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans are some his most iconic works and are widely recognized in American popular culture. Drawing inspiration from every day life, Warhol transformed this American pantry staple into high art, bridging the gap between the classes. Old Fashioned Vegetable is exemplary of the pop artist’s technique of appropriating simple imagery and printing it in bold colors that stand out against the solid background. Andy Warhol first presented his Campbell’s Soup cans in 1962 at an exhibition at the Los Angeles Ferus Gallery, garnering him overnight fame. He repeatedly returned the still life subject, notably in 1968 with his Campbell’s Soup I portfolio and again in 1969 with Campbell’s Soup II, which includes Old Fashioned Vegetable.