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Canned Art

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Since Campbell’s soup cans have been featured extensively in art by Warhol and follow-ups, it’s payback time and to promote art appreciation, Campbell should reproduce paintings on its soup can labels. For example renderings of food in art or fruit and vegetable still lifes could be featured with small arrows pointing to the ingredients. Or why not Leonardo’s Last Supper on a can of kosher Bean with Ham and Bacon soup?
FarmerJohn, Jun 26 2002

Knock yourself out. http://www.findagra...ge/ingredients.html
Just don't eat it. [angel, Jun 26 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The famous Twinkies site http://www.twinkiesproject.com/about.html
"Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling", but check the small print. [angel, Jun 26 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

but is it art? http://www.ratrobot.com/writing/art/
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Canned Art http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Artist's_shit
[spidermother, Dec 11 2011]


       Who owns the copyright on great works of art ?   

       And I don't think Damien Hirst's stuffed-sheep-in-formaldehyde would do much for any food product.   

       I prefer simple, distinctive, consistant labelling that one can spot from a distance each time the wretched supermarket decides to re-arrange all its shelves.
8th of 7, Jun 26 2002

       I'd love this on the back of cereal boxes.
waugsqueke, Jun 26 2002

       Yeah, probably so. I do that too. I just like the names of things. Polysorbate-60, fatty acid esters, disodium edta, and of course, my all-time favorite, butylated hydroxtoluene. (More things should be butylated, I think.)
waugsqueke, Jun 26 2002

       Waugsqueke: If you want to really scare yourself, take a close look at some of the stuff they put in women's hair-care (!) products like perms and setting lotions .... Low molecular weight polyalkylene glycols, polyols, chlorinated aryl compounds, phosphorylated esters, the list goes on and on. Stuff that I'd expect in a hydraulic oil or a brake fluid ......
8th of 7, Jun 26 2002

       Those things aren't as interesting, though. I prefer the stuff we eat. Care for a stick of xanthan gum? (Which is what they chew in Piers Anthony novels, right?)
waugsqueke, Jun 26 2002

       Bummer, when I saw 'canned art', I thought it might be "Last Supper in a Spray Can". Would give a nice retro feel to tagging.
pfperry, Jun 26 2002

       Sacharine in the morning, Aspartame in the evening, Sorbitol at suppertime. Be my Xanthan gum, and I'll chew you all the time.
FarmerJohn, Jun 26 2002

       [8th of 7] I was under the impression that technically pre-1900 great works of art are public domain copyright-wise, even with the new copyright extension laws in place <grin>.
Jem, Feb 19 2003

       [8th of 7] reading shampoo bottles. Who among us has not found ourselves in the toilet without a magazine?
tatterdemalion, Dec 11 2011

       The Borg are never without a suitable selection of periodicals.   

       Seriously, have you ever been in one of those cubes? They had us (the Heathen Consortium) over for temporary armistice negotiations last Sunday, and there are magazine racks practically everywhere you sit down. We're talking really interesting titles, too, like NatGeo, the New Yorker, and PopSci, that kind of stuff. Say what you will about assimilation, you'll never want for browsables.
Alterother, Dec 11 2011


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