EXP FEB 22 87
Acrylic and Ink on Paper
4.3" x 9.6"
2012The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art presents "I Like Soup", a group show featuring 46 contemporary artists re-interpreting the iconic Campbell's Soup Can as made famous by Andy Warhol. These items will be sold online to benefit MOCA’s educational programs and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. MOCA will be collecting canned goods for the Foodbank and patrons are invited to drop off items during the exhibition’s run. This show coincides with the museums Andy Warhol Portraits show.
For my contribution, I chose to paint my bear character on a reproduction of the Campbell Soup label. The painting shows my bear staring at a soup can. And from the illustration of the can, a dialogue bubble announces an expiration date: "EXP FEB 22 87". February 22nd, 1987 is the day Andy Warhol died. I guess what I'm saying is the day Warhol died is the day the Campbell soup can as a piece of art died.