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Jean-Michel Basquiat in his Great Jones Street studio, in front of a piss painting of himself by Andy Warhol. The canvas had been covered in the copper paint and urine was applied. The urine reacts with the copper paint to create oxidation, then Basquiat’s image was silk-screened onto the canvas.

Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi, 1987.

The very things I might have given in to, that demanded - that said, “this is your life” - I mean, “this is your only way to survive,” are the things I fought hardest to end. Cause I believed in something else. And what makes that sane is that I can understand other people’s situations in their own terms, but I still can’t understand mine.

Now on view: Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 explores this signature work in the artist’s career alongside the art Warhol created before and after.  

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. All works by Andy Warhol. © 2015 Andy Warhol Foundation/ARS, NY/TM Licensed by Campbell’s Soup Co. All rights reserved. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

In today’s advertising world, it’s almost impossible the avoid visual landscape of company brand names and logos. We endulge in a pop culture that is virtually paid for and made possible by “product placement”, creating often unwelcome interruptions. This Saturday, CHG Circa gallery’s artists have chosen to interrupt their own imagery in “Product Displacement”.

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“Remarkable” - The New York Times on Andy Warhol: ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’ and Other Works, 1953-1967.

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York]

This week at MoMA: Warhol-inspired art making workshops, Gilbert & George: The Early Years opens, a special Mother’s Day tour, and more. 

[Installation view of Andy Warhol: Campbell’s Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953–1967 at The Museum of Modern Art, April 25–October 12, 2015. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Shown: Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe. 1967. Portfolio of 10 screenprints, each composition and sheet: 36 x 36″ (91.5 x 91.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art. Publisher: Factory Additions, New York. Printer: Aetna Silkscreen Products Inc., New York. Edition: 250. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. David Whitney, 1968. © 2015 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]