'Green Coca-Cola Bottles' by Andy Warhol (1962) in high resolution

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In Green Coca-Cola Bottles, Andy Warhol selected an icon of mass-produced, consumer culture of the time, the Coca-Cola bottle. The familiar curved Coke bottle was part of the visual imagery American consumers encountered frequently. In so doing, Warhol used a visual vocabulary that reinforced the image’s connections to consumer culture. The technique of printing for rendering the painting's surface further reinforced the painting's relationship to the then-current consumer milieu in which print media was so frequently encountered, and of course is still frequently encountered.

The repetition and redundancy of the Coke bottle is merely reflective of the product's virtual omnipresence in American society.