Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962) by Andy Warhol

Green Coca-Cola Bottles - WARHOL, Andy - 1962 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleGreen Coca-Cola Bottles
ArtistAndy Warhol
Dimensions82 1/2 x 57 in (209.6 x 144.8 cm)
Art MovementPop Art
Current LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York
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About Green Coca-Cola Bottles

Andy Warhol’s Green Coca-Cola Bottles is a famous artwork that was created in 1962 by using his pioneering silkscreen technique. The painting features 112 almost identical Coca-Cola bottles arranged in rows with the logo below. It is considered a founding painting of the pop art movement.

The green color of the Coca-Cola bottle can be traced back to the sand used to make them. Warhol’s use of the Coke bottle helped establish his identity as an artist and as a pioneer of pop art. This work is part of a wider series on Coca-Cola paintings, including Coca-Cola 3 and Coca-Cola (4).

Warhol’s use of the hand-made and painterly process gave way to a more mechanical and depersonalized approach in his work. The subject matter chosen by Warhol, which was derived from advertisements and consumer culture, made him one of the most recognizable artists to emerge in the 1960s.

In summary, Green Coca-Cola Bottles remains as one of Andy Warhol’s popular works to date due to its unique composition utilizing everyday objects such as these iconic glass bottles while commenting on modern consumerism through Pop Art aesthetics concurrently.

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