Green Coca-Cola Bottles (1962) by Andy Warhol

Green Coca-Cola Bottles - Andy Warhol - 1962

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

About Green Coca-Cola Bottles

“Green Coca-Cola Bottles” is a notable work of art by Andy Warhol, created in 1962. The artwork employs the mediums of acrylic, ink on linen, and is recognized as a fine example of the Pop Art movement. It measures 82 1/2 by 57 inches (209.6 by 144.8 cm) and is categorized within the still life genre. This piece is housed in the Whitney Museum of American Art, located in New York.

The artwork depicts a series of Coca-Cola bottles in a grid-like composition that fills the canvas. This repetition of the iconic bottle shape renders the objects almost indistinguishable, creating a visual effect that plays on the themes of mass production and consumer culture. The use of green tones in the painting not only relates to the actual color of the glass bottles but also adds a layer of uniformity, as each bottle is rendered in a similar fashion with slight variations that might symbolize individuality within conformity. Warhol’s choice of a mundane commercial item magnifies the influence of advertising and commercialism in contemporary society, positioning the piece as a critique and an emblem of the era’s culture.

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