Andy Warhol bought Campbell's soup cans here for his paintings when it was a Finast Supermarket.
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Andy Warhol bought Campbell's soup cans here for his paintings when it was a Finast Supermarket.

In the early 1960's art superstar Andy Warhol lived at 1342 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. See, for ex. Blake Gopnik's "Warhol" at p. 193. Across the street at 1343 was the Finast Supermarket. See https://www.nytimes.com/1973/10/30/archives/new-supermarket-squad-seeks-east-side-thieves-commercial-robberies.html. Here, he (and/or his mother) bought the Campbell's soup cans he used for inspiration for his famous Soup Can paintings. See "Warhol" at 194, 227.

Publication date Mar 15, 2021
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Updated on: Aug 03, 2021

In the early 1960's art superstar Andy Warhol lived at 1342 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. See, for ex. Blake Gopnik's "Warhol" at p. 193. Across the street at 1343 was the Finast Supermarket. See https://www.nytimes.com/1973/10/30/archives/new-supermarket-squad-seeks-east-side-thieves-commercial-robberies.html. Here, he (and/or his mother) bought the Campbell's soup cans he used for inspiration for his famous Soup Can paintings. See "Warhol" at 194, 227.

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1343 Lexington Avenue, New York, 10128, United States
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Art Celebrity First Ever ... Food History Pop Culture Retail Stores, Malls Warhol, Andy
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