Warhol ‘Collaborates’ with Postal Service

NEW YORK—Every time I walk down 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in the West Village, the site of this U.S. Postal Service mailbox emblazoned with a faded Manhattan Clam Chowder illustration—an artist’s clever nod to Andy Warhol’s soup cans—makes me smile.

(There is a second mailbox further down the block that features that same weathered image and I have also spotted the poster on a few other walls and buildings around the city.)

The postal service issued a postage stamp honoring the pop art icon in the summer of 2002. From his portraits of the famous to his Campbell’s exploration, I imagine if Warhol were alive today, over the years, he would have collaborated with the post office on many series of stamps.

Photo by Arts Observer

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