Andy Wharol's "Campbell's Soup Cans"


Andy Warhol


Screen Printing Painting


If any of the portraits front surface's are touched, then a can of soup pops out.


If they continuously get touched, then the portraits start to randomly send out cans, even if they're not touched.


Touching the surface of one of the paintings.

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Campbell's Soup Cans, which is sometimes referred to as 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, is a work of art produced in 1962 by Andy Warhol. It consists of thirty-two canvases, each measuring 20 inches (51 cm) in height × 16 inches (41 cm) in width and each consisting of a painting of a Campbell's Soup can—one of each of the canned soup varieties the company offered at the time. The individual paintings were produced by a printmaking method—the semi-mechanized screen printing process, using a non-painterly style. Campbell's Soup Cans' reliance on themes from popular culture helped to usher in pop art as a major art movement in the USA.


This artifact was grabbed about twenty days after Andy had shown it at a gallery. The Warehouse became known of the painting when they heard a report of soup cans matching the paintings were left near by the exhibition. Andy was a little miffed at that and let it go, but the story was odd as no one had broken into the gallery the night before. So when the Agents got to the gallery, they found out that a custodian had touched one of the canvases, and a can popped out. He was first shocked, but when he touched it again another can popped out of a different painting. So he touched a few of them to get some cans, and left the one he didn't like behind. The Agents of course managed to carefully take all thirty-two paintings back to the Warehouse without any problems.

But when Mr. Stall and Artie were going through the gallery one day, and Mr. Stall remarked about the painting, Artie explained that they didn't figure out the downside until after they brought the paintings to the Warehouse. Since the Agents had to pull long shifts in the Warehouse by categorizing and doing inventory and then they got hungry, they would go over to the paintings and grab a can. But once night, an agent decided to grab a lot of cans, and then the paintings started to just randomly spit out cans, until it just kept on sending out Green Pea soup. Of course after the cans stopped appearing, the agents collected the cans and split them up to eat them, but the agent who started the problem got stuck with the cans of Green Pea soup.

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