was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in America in 1928
In 1961 Andy came up with the concept of using
mass-produced commercial goods in his art.
He called it
Campbell’s Soup Can, 1962, graphite and casein on canvas, 50.8 x 40.6cm
When he was 8 years old he caught a liver disease that caused his limbs to sometimes shake uncontrollably. While recovering his mother, an embroiderer and artist, taught him to draw.
He would use advertising images and reproduce them over and over. One early example of this was a series on Campbell's Soup cans. In one painting he had two hundred Campbell's soup cans repeated over and over. Andy often used
to create his pictures.
Click on the cans
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