Rooster with Coca Cola Bottle
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Rooster with Coca Cola Bottle 1960
  • Artist Rooms
In the early 1960s Warhol sought to move from doing commercial illustrations to the world of fine art. His drawings from this time begin to include branded products, presented them in pared-down simplicity – symbols of a prosperous society. This drawing depicts a Coca-Cola bottle, which he went on to paint in 1962 and would feature in many of his screenprints, juxtaposed with a cockerel, its head tilted back and its beak open mid-call. This image, although not as recognisable as the Cola bottle, perhaps represents another commercial product - Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (whose logo is a cockerel). Like the Coca-Cola, this brand later featured in his Pop Art in the recreation of its cardboard packaging alongside the more famous ‘Brillo Boxes’.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00276
  • Medium Ink on paper
  • Size 41.80 x 34.80 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008