Warhol’s Shit Can
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Giclee print with Krink Tag
300gsm hannemuhle paper
61cm x 61cm
signed Artist Proof
This print is a mash up of Warhol’s Soup Can paintings and Artist's Shit (Italian: Merda d'artista) a 1961 artwork by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni. The work consists of 90 tin cans, each reportedly filled with 30 grams (1.1 oz) of faeces, and measuring 4.8 by 6.5 centimetres (1.9 in × 2.6 in), with a label in Italian, English, French, and German stating:
Contents 30 gr net
Produced and tinned in May 1961
Enrico Baj, has said that the cans were meant as "an act of defiant mockery of the art world, artists, and art criticism". Artist's Shit has been interpreted in relation to Karl Marx's idea of commodity fetishism, and Marcel Duchamp's readymades.