When Andy Warhol created his iconic Campbell’s Soup series of paintings, he didn’t provide instructions for presentation. During the first exhibition, the 32 paintings hung from the wall, also resting on a long shelf.
Some experts think this presentation was designed to mimic grocery store shelves, while others argue that it was simply the typical presentation of fine art of the day. After this, most exhibitions featured the paintings in a large grid. Presented by MoMa, the 32 paintings, each of a different flavor of Campbell’s soup, were arranged in the order the soup flavors were introduced by Campbell’s.
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