84 x 59 cm
A cornerstone of any serious collection, this 2007 piece is quintessentially Banksy. It appropriates Andy Warhol’s 1960s Campbell’s Tomato soup trope and retcons it for life in late capitalist Britain.
Pest Control, Banksy's office, do not provide COAs for this particular print edition. But we will dispatch Soup Cans prints which we sell with the original Pictures on Walls print tubes they have been kept safely in, and we will supply a provenance letter from Steve Lazarides/Laz Emporium.
Tesco’s (for international customers) is a famously grasping UK supermarket chain that’s notorious for sharp practice, especially the mishandling of small suppliers and farmers and aggressive competition with local corner shops, summing up all that is cynical about business in the 21st century.
Compared to Warhol’s bright colours, the uniform designs communicate the inexorable downward trajectory of life in the age of wage depreciation, zero hours contracts and ‘career change’.