This Day in Art

July 9, 1962 – Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), first showed his 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans on July 9, 1962 at a one-man gallery exhibit at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. The work consisted of thirty-two canvases meansuring 20 inches by 16 inches, consiting of a paintintg of a soup can and included the varieties of soup available at the time.

Warhol depicted Campbell’s Soup cans in a variety of works throughout his career. Warhol, one of America’s most-renowned pop artists died on February 22, 1986 in New York City. Recovering from routine gall bladder surgery, he died in his sleep after suffering a post-operative cardiac arrhythmia.

32 Campbell’s Soup Cans is on display at the Museum of Modern Ar in New York City.

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