Soup Can (Lilac / Emerald)
- Title: Soup Can (Lilac / Emerald)
- Medium: Silk screen print
- Date: 2005
- Edition: 10 of each colourway, all signed (AP’s available)
- Dimensions: 34 x 49 cm
- Published by: POW
- Signature: Signature bottom right, numbered bottom left
Does Pop Art contribute to commercialism as much as we may think? Brands that push their products in our faces tend to take advantage of every street and every bus, but in a gallery setting the power is snatched out of their hands into the hands of the artist, to Banksy’s advantage.
Banksy’s Soup Cans prints are amongst his most iconic, and came in four different varieties. First released in 2005 was the original colour way single Soup Can. A total edition of 300, 50 were signed and 250 were unsigned. Next in 2005 came the coloured variations of the Soup Can. Still depicting a single can, these came in a total of 28 different colours, with 10 of each (making 280 prints in total), all of which were signed. Lastly, in 2006 came the Lazarides edition which featured four soup cans with gold tops. These came in two different varieties, grey paper or cream paper. There were 54 of the cream version, and 12 of the grey, and all of them were signed.