August 6, 1928 is Andy Warhol’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old if he was still living life and stuff. Probably his most famous “artwork” (if you can call it that…I’m not much of a fan of pop art, to be honest) is Campbell’s Soup Cans. I’m sure everyone knows what I am talking about so no need for a scholarly art explanation, but I bet you didn’t know there are two giant Campbell’s soup cans in the United States. One is in Napoleon, Ohio and the other is in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The story behind the Ohio can is that it’s located next to an actual soup plant, but the one in Colorado sports an actual signature so it’s, like, a real art piece, guys. Apparently there was an Andy Warhol exhibit at Colorado State University in 1981. The artist himself was there to unveil three large-scale soup cans, but only one outlived its 15 minutes of fame. Like any tin can, the item eventually rusted and was retired in 1991. After a brief reappearance in 2008, the artwork was restored and returned to the School of the Arts last year. But what I really want to know – are the cans full of tomato soup?