For my can 'o Campbell's I thought of this can discarded somewhere to start it's very long break-down process inhabited by those things which break down matter. Coincidentally, there's the blatant pun with a can full of worms and that's just what Andy did with his work, open up a can of worms as he unleashed an entire new level of pop art into the world. Warhol was definitely a "hit you over the head" kind of artist with his visuals, so I wanted to pay homage to that while keeping within my realm of curiosity and painting style.
Maybe it was growing up in Reno, but I can't think of a littered can without bullet holes. As a couple more cross-threads, Andy Warhol was shot twice (not fatally) and Dennis Hopper, supposedly in a drug and booze infused night had shot his Mao Zedong painting by Warhol a couple times. Hopper's estate recently sold the painting which Warhol described as a "collaboration" for $302,500. Daaaamn.
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