Andy Warhol’s single most famous piece of artwork, the Campbell Soup Can, became a staple to his image as he relied on themes from popular culture to help usher in pop art as a major movement in the USA.
One person in the sixties fascinated me more than anybody I had ever known. And the fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love. now. But her name is still going. It seems incredible, doesn't it? Andy Warhol, in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again) (1975)
Pop Art (1960s) mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. challenge to traditions of fine art including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any given culture, most often through the use of irony. Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup I, 1968