Thanks to a Kickstarter project by artist and photographer Lindsey Wohlman, we can now see for the first time Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans … naked! Warhol Soup Cans Naked & Unlabeled, is a series that visualizes the insides of a soup can through gelatine-mixed freestanding soup sculptures. It all started with eight soup cans for her senior art thesis back in 2007, but is now halfway towards 32 – the number of soup cans in Warhol’s original set from 1962. She plans to use the funds from Kickstarter to produce 32 prints for each of the project’s backers.
On her blog, she reflects on how the series has enabled a comparison between her work and the original: ‘What enthrals me so much about this work is how much of a contrast this series is to Andy Warhol’s work. This is the same topic all with a slight change in artistic viewpoint. And somehow, it can produce something unique to the artist. Considering Warhol’s achievements with this work, this feels like an accomplishment on my part as an artist’.
Via Twisted Sifter