Friday, September 12, 2008

Andy Warhol Coca Cola

3 Coke Bottles or 100 Coke bottles?
I was looking up some information on Andy Warhol, and it turns out that his '3 Coke Bottles' silk screen was rather popular back in the day. You can buy it here at

But Wikipedia's entry on Warhol talks about a project he did called "100 Coke Bottles." The quote is/was:
Andy Warhol's first New York solo Pop exhibit was hosted at Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery November 6-24th, 1962. The exhibit included the works "Marilyn Diptych," "100 Soup Cans," "100 Coke Bottles" and "100 Dollar Bills." At the Stable Gallery exhibit the artist met for the first time John Giorno who would star in Warhol's first film, "Sleep," in 1963.

I've tried to dig around the web-o-sphere to find the image, but cannot.
Can YOU?
If you can, please comment the blog with a link to WHERE.

I DID find a quote credited to Warhol that says:
"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca Cola, too. A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."

He makes a good point, even though I am not a fan of his art.


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AsiaVoss said...

AWESOME! That's the print!
(not sure if I would call it 'art', but...)

Thanks for sharing!

muiskanoba said...

¿Qué "igualdad" existe aquí? Realmente es difícil entender como es elogiado un producto que ha costado tanto despojo de sabidurías y productos de la hoja de coca. Lástima que estos "artistas" sean ignorantes de la persecusión contra campesinos y campesinas que cultivan la hoja y a la vez son víctimas de persecusión. Eso lo sabe Liz Taylor?... jejeje... Sólo lo sabemos quienes hemos sido víctimas de la filosofía "carpe diem", tan eminentemente difundida por la coca cola.Bebe ignorancia,bebe historia acomodada: bebe coca-cola.

AsiaVoss said...

I leaned enough Spanish in high school to get the 'idea' of what musikanoba is saying...but I really wish he said it to I could read it 'verbatim'! LOL!

If anyone wants to post a translation here, I'd love it! In fact, if anyone posts a translation, I'll print Musikanoba's comment AND the translation in a post all to itself!

How's that for publicity?

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muiskanoba said…
What equality exists here? It's really hard to understand how is praised a product that as costed so great a spoil of wisdom and products of the coke's leaf. Too bad that this "artists" are ignorant about the persecution against the peasants who grow the leaf and at the same time are the victims of the persecution. Do Liz Taylor knows that? … hehehe … We only know that we've been victims of the "carpe diem" philosophy, so eminently defended by coca cola. Drink ignorance, drink accommodated history: drink coca-cola.

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