The world’s most famous soup brand is once again working with one of the world’s most famous artists, Andy Warhol.
The work that originally made Warhol a a pop icon was when he appropriated images from consumer culture and mass media, especially the famous Campbell’s Soup Cans in 1962.
The canvases were displayed together on shelves, like products in a grocery aisle. At the time, Campbell’s sold 32 soup varieties, so each one of Warhol’s 32 canvases corresponds to a different flavor.
It also turns out Warhol was a fan of Campbell’s Soups, so he was painting what he loved.
“I used to have the same lunch every day, for twenty years, I guess, the same thing over and over again,” Warhol famously said.
Warhol’s deadpan humor is again on display in the new ultra-limited collaboration between Kidrobot and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
His Campbell’s Soup Cans and their colorful variations are among his most iconic works, blurring the lines between high art and mass advertising.
The Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Teal Dunny joins the larger Kidrobot x Andy Warhol collection. Kidrobot is issuing just TWENTY of these carefully crafted 20-inch Dunny sculptures in honor of the influential artist behind so many of the most recognizable pieces of modern art.
Each Dunny sculpture is made of premium fiberglass with no articulation and is hand-painted in North America using high-quality paint for enhanced clarity and long-lasting quality. It comes packaged in a premium Kidrobot x Andy Warhol wooden crate with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Andy Warhol 20-inch Campbell’s Soup Teal Dunny Sculpture is a limited edition of 20 pieces worldwide and exclusively available on Kidrobot.com.
The collaboration was made possible with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Since its founding in 1987, in accordance with Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States.
The Foundation has distributed over $200,000,000 in cash grants which support the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature.
Proceeds the Foundation receives from licensing projects such as the one with Campbell’s Soup and Kidrobot contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which these grants are distributed. www.warholfoundation.org.