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(CNN)   Campbell's is releasing Andy Warhol soup cans. So, they're just regular label soup cans?   (cnn.com) divider line 16
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2012-09-06 09:21:10 AM
Was kinda right there with ya subs, then I clicked. and turned into Ted Logan: "Excellent!"
 
2012-09-06 10:53:39 AM
If you follow them, Campbell's soup sales have been down lately. They have been trying to re-invent themselves to be more attractive to hipsters; same soup, but in different (and more expensive) packaging. This is just one of those attempts. You probably never heard of it.
 
2012-09-06 11:04:35 AM
Andy would have loved this.
 
2012-09-06 11:10:52 AM
stopped buying Campbell's products when they stopped buying/using New Jersey grown tomatoes. my intense love of Mr. Andy Warhola will have me buying as many of these orgasm inducing soup cans as i possibly can.

--My Mt.Rushmore: Andy Warhol / Frank Zappa / John Waters / the Marx Bros.
 
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2012-09-06 11:56:50 AM
Guess it's time to start fixin up some grilled cheese sandwiches.
 
2012-09-06 12:12:54 PM
So Lou Reed is going to bang these cans?
 
2012-09-06 01:18:19 PM

KrispyKritter: My Mt.Rushmore: Andy Warhol...

 
I've never understood the appeal of his work.  Not trying to be "that guy" here, I appreciate all sorts of art... even outsider art (though I think that's an offensive phrase).  He didn't really revolutionalize art.  He was more of a scenester than a true artist.
 
I wasn't around during his prime, so maybe I'm missing something.  I've seen documentaries on him.  I see him as more "interesting" than "great".
 
I'm willing to be schooled.


 
 
2012-09-06 02:01:20 PM

downstairs: KrispyKritter: My Mt.Rushmore: Andy Warhol...
 
I've never understood the appeal of his work.  Not trying to be "that guy" here, I appreciate all sorts of art... even outsider art (though I think that's an offensive phrase).  He didn't really revolutionalize art.  He was more of a scenester than a true artist.
 
I wasn't around during his prime, so maybe I'm missing something.  I've seen documentaries on him.  I see him as more "interesting" than "great".
 
I'm willing to be schooled.


Art is, of course, subjective. You like a piece, love a piece, hate a piece, or are indifferent to a piece. People who define a type of art are rare though... and that's where Andy Warhol comes in. I mean, Jackson Pollock flung paint at a canvas and he's a "definitive artist".

It's all a matter of timing and distinctiveness. Finding a few people who admire your work is, of course, nice, but that's rarely what the artist is about. Warhol defined a particular brand of art, hence the appeal.
 
2012-09-06 03:48:29 PM
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/hot like Campbell's Soup!
 
2012-09-06 05:19:17 PM

KarmicDisaster: If you follow them, Campbell's soup sales have been down lately. They have been trying to re-invent themselves to be more attractive to hipsters; same soup, but in different (and more expensive) packaging. This is just one of those attempts. You probably never heard of it.


They should try being better than their competition.Between Progresso and Amy's there's no excuse to eat a can of Campbell's outside of nostalgia, and that gets old after substandard soup.

/had to eat Campbells today
//it was bad
 
2012-09-06 05:43:10 PM

downstairs: KrispyKritter: My Mt.Rushmore: Andy Warhol...
 
I've never understood the appeal of his work.  Not trying to be "that guy" here, I appreciate all sorts of art... even outsider art (though I think that's an offensive phrase).  He didn't really revolutionalize art.  He was more of a scenester than a true artist.
 
I wasn't around during his prime, so maybe I'm missing something.  I've seen documentaries on him.  I see him as more "interesting" than "great".
 
I'm willing to be schooled.


This is my personal take on Warhol. Make of it what you will.

In traditional, classical art the subjects were often iconic, more than human in some way. Mythological figures, religious figures, kings, queens and emperors. The art showed their greatness, was both elevated by them and through depiction showed them as superhuman.

Modern art lost this, first by exchanging the demigod-like subjects for ordinary people, then by dispensing with a clear recognisable individual at all, replacing them with psychological symbols, colour spaces and in many cases completely nonrepresentative forms.

Warhol, in my opinion, wasn't progessive so much as he was regressive. His work returned to the practice of depicting those above us in artistic form, but in our age the icons of the past have been replaced with celebrities and consumer products.
 
2012-09-06 05:51:00 PM

Gordon Bennett: Warhol, in my opinion, wasn't progessive so much as he was regressive. His work returned to the practice of depicting those above us in artistic form, but in our age the icons of the past have been replaced with celebrities and consumer products.


For me, Worhol is the epitome of style over substance. In a lot of ways I consider him the progenitor of the modern celebrity.
 
2012-09-06 10:35:45 PM
Interestingly, it took several paragraphs 'til TFA mentioned it's a Target exclusive (fine with me). Also of interest: the cans are 75 cents each at Target, but the Campbell's "regular label" tomato soup is essentially the same price at my WalMart ($2.99 for four cans); I would have expected to have to pay some kind of premium for these.

/not passing judgment tonight on Warhol, or on Campbell's soups, OK? 
 
2012-09-07 03:47:08 PM

IrateShadow: Gordon Bennett: Warhol, in my opinion, wasn't progessive so much as he was regressive. His work returned to the practice of depicting those above us in artistic form, but in our age the icons of the past have been replaced with celebrities and consumer products.

For me, Worhol is the epitome of style over substance. In a lot of ways I consider him the progenitor of the modern celebrity.


this
 
2012-09-07 09:08:33 PM

IrateShadow: [...]
For me, Warhol is the epitome of style over substance. In a lot of ways I consider him the progenitor of the modern celebrity.



"In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes."
 
2012-09-09 01:44:33 PM
IrateShadow

For me, Worhol is the epitome of style over substance. In a lot of ways I consider him the progenitor prognosticator of the modern celebrity.


FTFY
 
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