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In the Saleroom: Andy Warhol's Campbell's Elvis, 1962

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Andy Warhol's Campbell's Elvis, 1962, sold for $1,482,500 at the 10 November Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York. It is the first painting in which he superimposed two of his most iconic images onto a single canvas. He chose to combine a Campbell's soup can with repeated images of Elvis Presley, joining two major themes that dominated his career: consumer culture's growth and celebrity's power. This is also one of Warhol's first silkscreened canvases. (RT: 1:54)

11 November 2010