Weekend Edition: 6 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 27
In 1962, Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles gave Andy Warhol his first solo show, and he decided to show Campbell’s Soup Cans, the 32 paintings displaying the artist’s favorite canned food. They were shown in a row, just one line of canvases, but for some reason, since then, they’ve been installed at MoMA in a grid. For this new show, in the museum’s Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, the works will be installed according to the original Ferus Gallery placement, which I feel more effectively conveys all the notions of American consumerism Warhol was grasping at. Clam chowder, chicken noodle, cream of mushroom, onion, green pea, and so on.