Eight soup cans were originally photographed in 2007 as a senior art thesis. Today, the goal is to create 32 prints that mirror Andy Warhol’s original set of soup cans from 1962, but with a new, tongue in cheek take on these iconic images. Your generous funding will go towards production costs, including supplies, printing equipment, and shipping and let this project really come to life.
Test shoot - This is what to expect of final images.
This project has two major steps to completion. STEP ONE – creative photoshoots. Creating amazing images of freestanding “soup” requires a lot of prep, and each shot must be created individually, with a high degree of precision and a little luck. Each object is then photographed in a commercial studio and stored for video production (See funding option “The Souper Duper”). From there, images are prepped for STEP TWO - print production. A portion of this funding will go towards the purchase of a large Epson printer to ensure that each print is at its of the best quality.
Your input is necessary to complete this series
In the last 50 years, several of Andy Warhol's original soup images have been discontinued. Everyone has a connection to the work of Andy Warhol and I want to bring that into this project as well.
With successful funding, I want to hear from you. Send in your vote to help me select the final images to round out the series. All funding levels get a say!
Print sizes are as listed:
- 4" x 6" Single Soup Postcard
- 8" x 12" Single Soup Print
- 16" x 20" Single Soup Print
- 20" x 24" Series Poster
Individual Prints – Two kickstarter exclusive prints will be offered. The 8” x 12” and postcard prints will not be available to anyone else (See “The Mailer” and “The LIL' Collector”). The 16” x 20” individual can prints will be an numbered edition of 100 available afterwards (See “The Collector”).
The 20” x 24” poster detailing all 32 cans will only be made in conjunction with this kickstarter. No more than 100 will be printed (see “The Packaged Poster”).
Let’s have some fun!
If prints aren’t your thing, there’s some other fun options. Print Sponsorship (called “The Sponsor”) – This option will include your name on the nametag of a specific print shown in any public location (Ex. Text will be- This print made possible with a generous funding of Mr. Splashypants via Kickstarter). This includes private shows as well as any print that goes to a museum or large public collection. Have your name be a permanent part of the collection!
Video (see "The Souper Duper”) – If paper prints aren’t your cup of soup, how about a video dedication? These objects are edible, wobbly, and rife with opportunity to make short 15 second silly videos using the objects just seems too much fun! Want me to eat one? How bout throw it at an unsuspecting friend of mine? You get to suggest options and they’ll be uploaded on youtube. Suggest some options for your favorite YouTube spoof. Please note – please keep suggestions legal in nature and easy to execute.
My name is Lindsey Wohlman. I’ve been an artist my entire life and my dual passions are photography and art history. Artists like Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and James Audubon have been an integral part of my life. Adding a photographic view to historical works is of great personal importance to me. With the goal of continuing the dialogue of the original artist and the viewer, I have set out to create a photographic studies based around Warhol’s Soup cans, James Audubon’s iconic folio “The Birds of America” and Georgia O'Keeffe’s flower paintings.
To get a taste of my past work and current projects, please visit my website www.distilledartdesign.comor follow me on twitter @distilledart
Risks and challenges
The principal challenge for this project lies in its production and related timelines. The photo sessions will be broken down to several shoots a week with the goal of completion within 6 weeks. Printing and shipment will take an additional month. I feel it’s important to give myself the time necessary to complete the project and avoid over promising and failing to meet the deadlines. Updates will be frequent to ensure everyone knows what is going on.
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