I got up at 5 to check for a grocery delivery/pick up slot which led me to American painter Andy Warhol 1928-1987 and his iconic paintings of Campbell's Soup Cans from 1968. Not my most imaginative selection but thats where I am :) I love the graphic impact and the idea of painting the ordinary plus the reception fits quite nicely with where I find myself this morning.
"Consumer goods and ad imagery were flooding the lives of Americans with the prosperity of that age and Warhol set out to subtly recreate that abundance, via images found in advertising. He recreated on canvas the experience of being in a supermarket. So, Warhol is credited with envisioning a new type of art that glorified (and also criticized) the consumption habits of his contemporaries and consumers today."
"The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do. " Andy Warhol