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Various people have taken credit for suggesting to Andy Warhol that he paint soup cans. The least believable is Ultra Violet's account. Ultra says that she ran into the yet to be famous Warhol in 1961 at a luncheonette on 88th and Madison where he was sitting at the counter eating chicken soup. When she asked him what he did, he said he painted. She asked him what he painted and, according to Ultra, Warhol responded, "Not much. I'm looking for ideas." Pointing to the Campbell soup cans on a shelf, she supposedly said, "Why don't you paint a soup can," to which Andy supposedly responded, "hmm...."

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Various people have taken credit for suggesting to Andy Warhol that he paint soup cans. The least believable is Ultra Violet's account. Ultra says that she ran into the yet to be famous Warhol in 1961 at a luncheonette on 88th and Madison where he was sitting at the counter eating chicken soup. When she asked him what he did, he said he painted. She asked him what he painted and, according to Ultra, Warhol responded, "Not much. I'm looking for ideas." Pointing to the Campbell soup cans on a shelf, she supposedly said, "Why don't you paint a soup can," to which Andy supposedly responded, "hmm...." More...

 
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Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the...
 
       
 
         
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