Warhol soup tin sells for a pip­ing £1,700

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Talk Tv -

AN empty Camp­bell’s tomato soup tin signed by artist Andy Warhol has sold for £1,700.

Warhol was her­alded as a founder of pop art with his 1962 work, Camp­bell’s Soup Cans – made up of 32 can­vases, each show­ing a dif­fer­ent flavour.

The artist, who died in 1987 aged 58, had gone on to use the brand’s soup tins in a range of other works.

The can, sold at In­ter­na­tional Au­to­graph Auc­tions in Not­ting­ham, was signed on a white part of the la­bel.

Auc­tion­eer Richard Davie said: “It’s a rare and de­sir­able ex­am­ple.”

But he cau­tioned wouldbe buy­ers: “The lid and con­tents are miss­ing.”

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