Andy Warhol Tomato Soup Crayons: What's Inside the box

I picked up the Andy Warhol Tomato Soup crayons when I saw them for sale on the Museum of Modern Art's website.  I did not know much about Andy Warhol before this.  I am inspired by what I have learned about him, especially his fascination with Campbell's soup and Coca Cola.  I am inspired because that is what I do with crayons.  I do not draw them, but I love taking pictures and making art with them, making the ordinary things in our world come to life.  That is why I started this website, to document all the crayons I have, they are art to me.  He was gone before Crayola started their experimental crayons in the 1990's, but he probably would have loved all the experimentation Crayola did those years, as I do. I love his use of color also. I love color, that is why I love crayons.  I love experimenting taking pictures with color.  He loved experimenting with colors and would often take the same image and make it different colors.  I wonder how his art would have changed with the advent of Photoshop.  It would have been a lot easier to make different colors of his paintings.

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The crayons come wrapped in plastic in Campbell's Tomato Soup cans.  The crayon names have to do with aspects of Warhol's life and paintings. The crayons are also wrapped in plastic.  They are in between a Crayola jumbo and regular crayon size.  The cans have the same colors and wording on them and Andy Warhol's signature on the side.  All the crayons also have Andy's signature on the side. The crayon containers come in contrasting color combinations, much like his artwork did. The only drawback is one of my cans came dented, I emailed customer service and am waiting to hear back.  I may have to call them if they respond soon.

Collecting Information
This will be a highly collectible box of crayons because it will probably not be sold for very long and not available in a few years. They come in a metal tin can.
Boxes: 18 Campbell's Tomato Soup Andy Warhol Crayons, orange/blue, and green/purple
Year: 2016
Company: Mudpuppy and Campbell's
What's inside the box: invisible sculpture, space fruit peach, pink cow, fuchsia daisy, tomato soup, orange disaster, yellow banana, cream of celery soup, green pea soup, blue Liz, blue cat, blue Jackie, grape Marilyn, lavender flowers, chili beef soup, hot dog bean soup, silver factory, licorice Marilyn
Purchase Information: Museum of Modern Art New York
Where to buy:  eBayAmazon, MoMA
Part Number: M051216D
IBSN: 978-0-7353-4638-3 (purple can), 978-0-7353-4639-0 (orange can)
UPC: 9780735346383 (purple can), 9780735346390 (orange can)
Manufacturing Location: China

  • invisible sculpture-Andy unveiled an invisible sculpture in New York in May 8, 1985.  It was more of a joke, but has come to represent the art of absence.
  • space fruit peach-This refers to a series of artwork Andy worked on where he photographed still life and combined different colored images to produce on with Rupert Jasen Smith in 1977.  It really showcased his work with shadows.
  • pink cow-Andy created this cow in 1962 with screen-printing and it became a huge hit because of his use of color. The cow was pink and the background yellow.
  • fuchsia daisy-Andy returned to the flowers theme in 1982.  The daisy was single and had more detail than the flowers collection. The color combinations were contrasting as well, but fit in with one another more.
  • tomato soup-One of Andy's most famous collections was his Campbell's soup collection  from 1962.   
  • orange disaster-Andy used silk screens to show an electric chair 15 times over orange in 1963.  It is very chilling.
  • yellow banana-The banana appeared on a band Andy worked with, The Velvet Underground debut album called The Velvet Underground & Nico released in 1967.
  • cream of celery soup-One of Andy's most famous collections was his Campbell's soup collection from 1962.
  • green pea soup-One of Andy's most famous collections was his Campbell's soup collection  from 1962.
  • blue Liz-Andy produced artwork featuring Elizabeth Taylor many times, this one is referring to his work where he used the same picture 15 times of her from Cleopatra, at different spacing and intensities in 1963.
  • blue cat-Andy loved cats.
  • blue Jackie-Andy produced a series Jackie Kennedy portraits in 1964 after the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 that captured her and her anguish after his death.
  • grape Marilyn-Andy produced a tribute series of Marilyn Monroe in different color combinations after her death in 1962. 
  • lavender flowers-Andy loved painting flowers and produced a series of  flowers in 1964, that lacked definition and detail, but had the most poignant color combinations.
  • chili beef soup-One of Andy's most famous collections was his Campbell's soup collection  from 1962.
  • hot dog bean soup-One of Andy's most famous collections was his Campbell's soup collection  from 1962. 
  • silver factory-This references Andy's days in the time period from 1962 to 1984, There were three factories, the first one being the silver factory.  Andy produced artwork there, and had elaborate parties there.
  • licorice Marilyn-Andy produced a tribute series of Marilyn Monroe in different color combinations after her death in 1962. 


2016 Campbell's Soup Andy Warhol Crayons-Orange and Blue Can

2016 Campbell's Soup Andy Warhol Crayons-Purple and Green Can





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