This weekend at the MOCA, some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic work will be on display to the public. Campbell’s Soup Cans will be presented for the first time at the Los Angeles museum and is a celebration of the original exhibition at Ferus Gallery, his first solo showing all the way back in 1962.
Interestingly enough, when Irving Blum granted Warhol his first show, some of the paintings were sold for a mere $100 each. At that point, Blum came to the conclusion that all 32 paintings had to be kept together and ask the clients cancel their purchases thereby allowing him to keep them in his personal collection until 1996 when they were acquired by the MoMA. You think those buyers wish they had completed the transaction? Show opens on July 9th.
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