Susan Delson, author of Soundies and the Changing Image of Black Americans on Screen: One Dime at a Time (publishing December 2021), regularly writes about art for The Wall Street Journal. Follow her on Instagram @susandelson, on Twitter @sdelson.
On July 9, 1962, a little-known artist named Andy Warhol opened a small show at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. His head-scratching subject: Campbell’s Soup. Each of his 32 paintings portrayed a different flavor in the lineup, from Tomato to Pepper Pot and Cream of Celery. For ...read more