Five pieces of pop artist Andy Warhol’s works were just auctioned as NFTs for a whopping total of $3.38 million. Who is the next artist from history to take over the NFT market? Perhaps Warhol’s most famous work is his Campbell’s Soup Cans collection consisting of 32 paintings — one for each variety the company offered at the time. As for why Warhol chose Campbell’s Soup of all brands, he gave this very mundane answer: “I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again.” Instantly sparking debate about the artistic value and merit of pop art, Warhol rode the wave of controversy surrounding the paintings, earning himself far more than just fifteen minutes of fame.
“I just happen to like ordinary things. When I paint them, I don't try to make them extraordinary. I just try to paint them ordinary-ordinary.” —