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75-cent Warhols — Campbell’s to introduce Warhol-inspired soup cans

August 30, 2012 | By Abraham | 6 comments

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Warhol’s classic “Campbell’s Soup Cans,” Campbell’s is bringing out a line of tomato soup cans that are reminiscent of Warhol’s style and include quotes by him. They will be sold at Target stores for the normal price of soup, starting this weekend…

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6 Comments

  1. Ed K says:

    Isn’t that ironic. Warhol completely STOLE Campbell’s design giving no credit (as far as I know) to the original artist. He made tons of money from plagiarism and now they are honoring HIM by creating labels that look like his paintings. He always did know how to fool the fools. Nice going, Andy.

    1. RIAA Lawyer says:

      Campbell’s owned the rights to the art, the artist sold it to them (as is the case with all RIAA involvement, to target the idiot below this post… the RIAA never supports individual rights, only corporations). No money needed to exchange hands, it was free advertising for the owner of the art.

  2. MickeyMouse says:

    Boo-hoo. I’ll bet you’re an RIAA lawyer. It ain’t like he was competing with them for customers or disparaging them.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And, it was great free marketing for Campbells.

  3. MickeyMouse says:

    And honestly, the moment I saw this (before reading your post), the first thought going through my mind was, “gee, I should buy some of those and make a collage out of the labels.”

  4. Lizabeth Shelberg says:

    I bought some of these.I put them in a box and stored them away.I believe they will be a collector’s item someday! Who knows what they will be worth in like 20 years? I bought one of each color.

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