Re: Coronet in LA

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 05 2008 - 11:57:17 PDT

On Jun 5, 2008, at 8:32 AM, Fred Davidson wrote:

  "I thought the same thing about it that Leo Castelli, Andy Warhol's
art dealer, thought about Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, in
1962, when they were first displayed in his gallery in L.A.. Very
powerful. "

You just reminded me that I saw that 1962 show of Warhol's cans in
LA. That gallery was also on Lacienega Blvd. not far from the
Coronet. Actually I have rather vivid memories of that show since I
was with Jacobina Caro and her daughter Jo Victory, my girlfriend at
the time. I was so trying to impress the "legendary" Jacobina that I
somehow understood modern art etc. Mostly I was nostalgic for the
various soups and it may have been this show which first made me
aware that things "go out of print" and become rare collectibles! I
am not talking here about Warhol, I am talking about Campbell's Mock
Turtle, Ox Tail, Julienne, Mutton, Mulligatawny, Printanier, and
other now obscure soups, which I wondered about from old magazine
advertisements. At the time ('62) you could still buy things like
Pepper Pot and Scotch Broth, which today are rare "collectibles" or
overpriced groceries.


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