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Andy Warhol

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 to an Eastern European immigrant family, Andy Warhol made a sensation turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. With his striking works, Andy Warhol broke down the barriers between ‘high art’ and ‘commercial art’. He defied traditional assumptions about what art is and how art is made and forever changed the established criteria for what we define as art. Warhol’s images of trivial objects, whose provocative presentation make one forget their insignificance, are instantly recognised by art collectors and the general public all over the world, bringing phenomenal prices at art auctions. Andy Warhol achieved something only a very few artists have achieved: he not only became a legend within his lifetime, but also a contemporary cultural icon that continues to inspire us today.

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Andy Warhol Special Edition

Probably the most universally recognised of all Andy Warhol’s works is his Campbell’s Soup Cans series. As the inspiration behind the design of the Andy Warhol Special Edition, this iconic image appears in a grouping of 4 cans engraved into the stainless steel cap. Both cap and cone resemble soup can lids. Warhol’s masterful eye for colour informs the choice of cobalt blue for the precious resin barrel and orange for the narrow rings on the cone and forepart, while the squeegee he used in silkscreen printing is captured in the design of the clip. In reference to his Dollar Signs series, a dollar sign is engraved on the handcrafted 585 gold nib. Warhol’s signature is engraved on the cap ring.

 

As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Since its founding in 1987 in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself as among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States having distributed nearly $250,000,000 in grants supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature. The foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and enhance its founder’s creative legacy ensure that Warhol’s inventive, open-minded spirit will have a profound impact on the visual arts for generations to come. Proceeds the foundation receives from licensing projects such as this contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants. For more information please visit www.warholfoundation.org.

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol artwork and quotes ©/®/TM The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Campbell Trademarks used with permission of Campbell Soup Company

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Andy Warhol

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928 to an Eastern European immigrant family, Andy Warhol made a sensation turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. With his striking works, Andy Warhol broke down the barriers between ‘high art’ and ‘commercial art’. He defied traditional assumptions about what art is and how art is made and forever changed the established criteria for what we define as art. Warhol’s images of trivial objects, whose provocative presentation make one forget their insignificance, are instantly recognised by art collectors and the general public all over the world, bringing phenomenal prices at art auctions. Andy Warhol achieved something only a very few artists have achieved: he not only became a legend within his lifetime, but also a contemporary cultural icon that continues to inspire us today.

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Andy Warhol Special Edition

Probably the most universally recognised of all Andy Warhol’s works is his Campbell’s Soup Cans series. As the inspiration behind the design of the Andy Warhol Special Edition, this iconic image appears in a grouping of 4 cans engraved into the stainless steel cap. Both cap and cone resemble soup can lids. Warhol’s masterful eye for colour informs the choice of cobalt blue for the precious resin barrel and orange for the narrow rings on the cone and forepart, while the squeegee he used in silkscreen printing is captured in the design of the clip. In reference to his Dollar Signs series, a dollar sign is engraved on the handcrafted 585 gold nib. Warhol’s signature is engraved on the cap ring.

 

As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Since its founding in 1987 in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself as among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States having distributed nearly $250,000,000 in grants supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature. The foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and enhance its founder’s creative legacy ensure that Warhol’s inventive, open-minded spirit will have a profound impact on the visual arts for generations to come. Proceeds the foundation receives from licensing projects such as this contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants. For more information please visit www.warholfoundation.org.

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol artwork and quotes ©/®/TM The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Campbell Trademarks used with permission of Campbell Soup Company

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