Vintage Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Rug, Origin: United States, Circa: Mid-20th Century – There are few twentieth-century artists who have had more of an impact on the art world than Andy Warhol, one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of all time. Celebrated all over the world for his ingenious and pioneering vision, which went a long way toward tearing down the traditional barriers between high art and pop art, Andy Warhol is best known for his immediately recognizable depictions of everyday objects and celebrities – subjects that Warhol considered to be beautiful on their own right, and, resultantly, worthy of depiction in a work of art. This vintage rug depicts one of Warhol’s favorite and most famous designs – that Campbell’s soup can, facing just about straight on, unadorned by any additional embellishment or further ornamentation than how it appears in life. In treating such an ordinary object as something worthy of consideration, as something worth a second look, Warhol is effectively re framing the entire concept of art – something that it may be easy to take for granted now, but was beyond envelope-pushing at the time. A fantastic depiction of a Warhol classic, this vintage carpet is a very special composition.