“The souper dress” by Andy Warhol
"The souper dress" by Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Warhol began painting in the late 1950s and gained fame, when exhibited paintings of Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and wooden replicas of Brillo soap pad boxes. The souper dress is the example and development of this theme. His works explore artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and cover a variety of forms, including painting, silkscreening, photography, sculpture, multimedia events, known as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966–67), and experimental films, such as Empire (1964) and Chelsea Girls (1966).