September 4, 2012

THE MAIN DIFFERENCE...:

Soup? Art? The Quandary Thickens. (Tom Jacobs, 8/30/12, Pacific Standard)

Talk about coming full circle. Beginning Sunday, most Target stores will be selling special-edition cans of Campbell's Tomato Soup featuring colorful labels that evoke the work of Andy Warhol. [...]

So what does it say that a mass-market company (which, according to its in-house historian, had a surprisingly cordial relationship with Warhol) is bringing visual flair to the canned-food aisle? Has the difference between the Tate Modern and the Target Midtown been completely obliterated?


...is that the original Campbell Soup can is an iconic work of art, while the Warhols are just garish imitations.

Posted by at September 4, 2012 5:10 AM
  

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