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Mason's Soup | by The Post Pop Art Man
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Mason's Soup

This 'fun' can of POP ART soup enabled Pete to develop one of the most enduring Pop icons and images- Warhol's “Campbell’s Soup” (1968). He copied the lettering fairly closely from the original having to manipulate the 'M' in Mason's from the 'C' in Campbell's. He was also able to have some fun with a play on words for, I CAN, ICON, EYE CON. It is quite amazing how many Pop Art images contain letter forms or numbers. Within the can of soup he arranged well known images of Brad, Susan and blasting machine guns to sit together as part of a graphic Pop Art potpourri. The open lid of the can became the 'O' in Pop with the 'Art' underneath, running diagonally, subtly breaking up the large area of background.

 

213cm x 274cm ( 7ft x 9ft ) on paper . Created from approximately 18,000 used postage stamps.

 

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Taken on May 6, 2004