Andy Warhol Rosenthal Campbells soup can art plate

After a night let loose in the city, I stumbled upon and drooled over
the Rosenthal Limited Edition Andy Warhol art plate @ Macleay on Manning [in the high street] Potts Point. For $249.
I put it down, sadly. No soup for me!
And realised I need to get out more.

Back to reality…I say hel-lo to these Campbell’s soups for $1 each at the local supermarket.
Can do…

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50+ years The Art of Soup

This year marks the 51st Anniversary of Andy Warhol’s 1962 Campbell’s Soup Can. These silk-screen paintings played a pivotal role in the emergence of the pop art genre. Warhol was particularly fond of Campbell’s soup, which was often the subject of his pieces…

… Produced under license from The Andy Warhol Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that promotes the visual arts.

source: taken straight from the can

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When Andy Warhol first exhibited the 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans canvases in 1962, they were displayed together on shelves, like products in a grocery aisle. At the time, the Campbell’s Soup Company sold this many varieties; each canvas corresponds to a different flavor. Warhol did not indicate how the canvases should be installed. At MoMA, they are arranged in rows that reflect the chronological order in which the soups were introduced. The first flavor introduced by the company was tomato, in 1897.

Campbell’s Soup Cans reproduces an object of mass consumption in the most literal sense. These paintings were silkscreened, a printmaking method originally invented for commercial use. In a semi-mechanized process, Warhol repeated the same basic soup can image on dozens of canvases. He then hand-painted or stenciled the names of the individual soup varieties.

source: MoMA: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Warhol said of Campbell’s Soup:
I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again. Someone said my life has dominated me; I liked that idea.

So I’m wondering if your life dominating you is a good or a bad thing? Or a statement of the bleeding obvious?