Offset lithograph on paper
33.46 x 23.62 in (85.0 x 60.0 cm)
Excellent. This piece has never been framed or displayed.
This work comes with a signature stamp on lower right recto. Sold by Pictures on Walls (POW), the sole / authorised distributor of Banksy prints. This piece comes with the original tube from POW, which includes original POW mailing stamps.
Notes: Banksy’s Soup Can is a purposefully obvious nod to Andy Warhol’s famous 1962 series of Campbell’s Soup Can paintings that were later produced as prints. Contrary to Warhol’s homage to the endlessly reproduced images of consumer society, here Banksy offers a biting criticism of the supermarket giant who has come to take over the contemporary marketplace.
The print shows cans of the same flavour soup – as opposed to Warhol’s range of flavours – showing the stark reality and monotony, of surviving on a tight budget.
Printed in three colours on a cream background, the print evokes the vintage aesthetic that is now called upon by supermarkets such as Tesco to sell British products.