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Ben Cowan

Pyramid Selling #2

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This is the second of two versions of Liquid Capitalism, with ten cans formed into a pyramid stack, in a kitchen setting. Using pin-sharp vector graphics for any size, sold in A2 and A3 formats, requests taken for additional sizes.

When Andy Warhol painted Campbell soup cans onto 32 canvases in 1961, many Europeans thought his pop art based on product packaging was a critique of US capitalism. It wasn't; he was painting his lunch: soup and Coca-Cola. He loved money, so he painted dollar bills; he admired film stars so he painted Monroe and Taylor. Subverting ubiquitous capitalism in modern life; that is my job :-).

Here, the iconic soup can is liquid capitalism; in any flavour, as long as it is processed. In 1961 there were 32 flavours of Campbells, who commanded 80% of the tinned soup market. That's about the same as Amazon's share on everything today. Without global regulation or checks and balances, 'concentrated capitalism' makes causes wonton destruction, declares a war on herbs and mushrooms and causes Californian forest fires...    

Signed giclée limited edition print (/80) on 310gsm Hahnemuehle art paper. Posted to the UK in a cardboard tube by Royal Mail second class.

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