Title: Campbell’s Soup II: Cheddar Cheese (FS II.63)
Medium: Portfolio of Ten Screenprints on Paper
Size: 35” x 23”
Details: 250 signed in ball-point pen and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.
The Cheddar Cheese soup can is one of ten prints from the “Campbell’s Soup II” portfolio. This portfolio comes from Warhol’s 32 Campbell’s Soup can paintings that he produced in 1962. The paintings represented all 32 varieties of soup sold then. The ten he chose for the Campbell’s Soup II portfolio all have unique design elements and are more unusual flavors. Rather than the traditional Tomato soup, or Green Pea and Chicken Noodle, the second portfolio features Oyster Stew, Scotch Broth and Hot Dog Bean. The Cheddar Cheese can features a yellow banner through the seal that reminds customers that it is also “great as a sauce, too!”