Campbell’s Soup II: Tomato Beef Noodle O’s (FS II.61)
Title: Campbell’s Soup II: Tomato Beef Noodle O’s (FS II.61)
Medium: Screenprint 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.
The Tomato Beef Noodle O’s soup can comes from the portfolio “Campbell’s Soup II.” What makes this print unique is the Noodle O’s title, it is not straight across in a simple font, like every other print found in the portfolio. Also the addition of noodle’s as the “O’s” makes the image more fun. With his Campbell’s Soup cans, Warhol tried to replicate the label found in the store. With the dynamic graphic imagery and simple color choices, you can see Warhol’s background as a graphic designer and illustrator. All of the ten prints found in the “Campbell’s Soup II” portfolio came from his 32 Campbell’s Soup paintings produced in 1962. The ten chosen for the second print portfolio feature more unusual flavors, rather than tomato and chicken noodle, and all features some kind of unique design element, unlike the ten prints found in the first portfolio of Campbell’s Soup cans.