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Monday, 27 February 2012

Andy Warhol Goes Shopping

Warhol at the Grocery Store. Bob Edelman 1962

He saw the rows of gleaming soups,
between baked beans and spaghetti hoops.
He'd only come to buy the beer,
but the tinned goods aisle was very near.
The paper towels would come in handy;
an impulse buy, but that was Andy
“Bring some cans, let's have a party!”
To Andy that meant something arty.
He piled the soups in his shopping cart,
and turned them into works of art.

© Marilyn Brindley

Taking part in Mag 106 with Tess at Willow Manor. See how others interpreted the photograph


  1. Excellent! I just love "but that was Andy"

  2. ...and I've met people who have his art work hanging in their houses...even one of my closest friends! Yes indeed a can of soup, really?!!! I attended one of his showings at an art museum here...that was exciting...but I really don't need to buy his stuff...one can just open their cupboards and dream right?!!!

  3. What a lovely little ditty!
    Somebody was feeling witty! LOL :)

  4. I enjoyed your rhyme ... nice!

  5. Turn them into works of art, he did. Why didn't we think of that?

  6. "but that was Andy" Excellent take on the image!

  7. Good rhythm and flow to your verse.
    And it's fun, too.

  8. smiles....he saw what we saw only made us see it different...

  9. looking at something ordinary and seeing something different is inspired...loved your poem..brilliant!!

  10. My goodness that cheered me up - thanks! Thanks for your kindness too.

    Lucy x

  11. This is so fun to read... I really enjoyed it!

  12. I really enjoyed this little poem :o) Scarlett x

  13. Like Andy's art... your artistic poem pops. A clever composition, Little Nell. Thanks for sharing.

  14. a witty little ditty, appropo of a Warhol or a Mitty!

  15. Andy sure knows what he wants!


  16. Fun romp!
    My sort of poetry!
    Actually the shelves themselves could be a work of art!

  17. You captured the magic of Andy in a succinct and fun tribute! Makes me smile indeed!

  18. I Guess He Would Need All That Toilet Tissue After Eating So Many Tinned Goods...........?