DATE: 1966 TYPE: Paper SIZE: 19” x 16.75” CATEGORY: ART
Campbell’s Soup Can
Andy Warhol first exhibited his controversial series of silk-screened Campbell’s Soup can paintings in 1962. In 1964, Warhol and other artists collaborated on The American Supermarket, at New York City’s Bianchini Gallery, which mixed real objects with Pop Art versions. Warhol produced the shopping bag shown above for an exhibition of his work (October 1-November 6, 1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
30 Americans highlights the work of 31 contemporary African American artists in an exhibition organized by and drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida. Presented in the NCMA’s Meymandi Exhibition Gallery, 30 Americans consists of 75 works of art and includes painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and mixed-media installations. The exhibition features both established and emerging artists and illustrates how a previous generation of African American artists has influenced the current generation. The exhibition focuses on artists who explore similar themes and subject matter in their work, primarily issues of race, gender, identity, history, and popular culture. Artists featured in the exhibition include Robert Colescott, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kerry James Marshall, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Kehinde Wiley, Mark Bradford, iona rozeal brown, Wangechi Mutu, and many others.