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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’.