Andy Warhol created pop art icons when he put Campbell’s soup cans in paintings in 1962. Fifty years later, the paintings are inspiring the cans, in a limited edition homage to the artist.
To celebrate the anniversary of Warhol’s work, “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans” — which helped launch pop art as a major art movement — the soup company is redesigning the classic red-and-white labels in orange, blue, teal and rose.
The company recalled that Warhol, who died in 1987 at age 58, once said he painted the cans because “I used to have the same [Campbell’s soup] lunch every day for twenty years.”
Campbell Soup is “an iconic brand. And thanks to Andy Warhol’s inspired paintings, Campbell’s soup will always be linked to the Pop Art movement,” Ed Carolan, the company’s North America general manager said in a statement.
The limited edition of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup will have labels derived from Warhol’s original art work, produced under license from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the company said.
A little more than a million of the cans will be available for sale in Target supermarkets in the United States, for $0.75 each.
How Teach for America evolved into an arm of the charter school movement
When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did not reveal the unusual terms for the grant.
Documents obtained by ProPublica show that the foundation, a staunch supporter of school choice and Teach For America’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher placed in a traditional public school — and $6,000 for every one placed in a charter school. The two-year grant was directed at nine cities where charter schools were sprouting up, including New Orleans; Memphis, Tennessee; and Los Angeles.
Quantum physics experiment shows Heisenberg was right about uncertainty — in a certain sense
The word uncertainty is used a lot in quantum mechanics. One school of thought is that this means there’s something out there in the world that we are uncertain about. But most physicists believe nature itself is uncertain.
Intrinsic uncertainty was central to the way German physicist Werner Heisenberg, one of the originators of modern quantum mechanics, presented the theory.
He put forward the Uncertainty Principle that showed we can never know all the properties of a particle at the same time.