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In a decisive Pop art moment, Warhol exhibited a painted portrait of each of the 32 varieties of Campbell's soup cans in 1962 and ennobled these common commodities into surprisingly grand and imposing works of art.
Warhol, who had begun screenprinting his paintings in 1962, turned to printmaking in 1967 and again chose Campbell's soup cans for his first portfolio of prints.
"I knew Andy very well. The reason he painted soup cans is that he liked soup."