Green Coca-Cola Bottles

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Green Coca-Cola Bottles
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Artist Andy Warhol
Year 1962
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 209.6 cm × 144.8 cm (82.5 in × 57.0 in)
Location Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Green Coca-Cola Bottles is a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol that depicts one hundred and twelve almost identical bottles Coca-Cola bottles.

Green Coca-Cola Bottles took a mainstream item and converted it into a piece of art. Warhol’s piece utilized a silkscreen technique, which mechanicalized some aspects of the painting but featured individualized “unevenness” across the painting. The painting engenders an optimistic message for the American public, described in Warhol’s own words, “What’s grand about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same thing as the poorest... you can know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and, just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke, and no amount of money can get you a better Coke.”[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred S. Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Cengage, 2008. 984.