Burton Morris Celebrates 100 Years of the Iconic Coke Bottle with a New Collection
Burton Morris debuts his much-anticipated mixed-media series at a gallery showing of 100 unique Coca-Cola inspired canvases, in honor of the 100-year celebration of the iconic 6.5 oz. glass Coca-Cola bottle.
100 Coca-Cola Bottles
The Complete Series
The collection has resulted in 100 different mixed media paintings on canvas, highlighting the classic Coca-Cola colors of red, silver, black, and white.
All 100 are shown below. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger view.
An Homage to Warhol
The 30th anniversary of a famous exhibition in New York City by a fellow Pittsburgher.
Practically everyone recognizes the Campbell’s Tomato Soup Can images by Andy Warhol that have come to define American Pop Art. Less well known, but equally intriguing, is another part of Warhol’s Campbell’s oeuvre: the Campbell’s Soup Boxes, which he created for a show in 1986 using paint, silkscreen, and drawing to render these boxes in his inimitable style.
“In homage to the late pop artist Andy Warhol” says Morris, “who 30 years ago debuted his classic series of 100 Campbell’s Soup Box paintings in NYC, I too was inspired by a different brand cemented in pop culture: Coca-Cola. Coke is one of the most recognizable brands of our time. For this series, I channeled Andy, and challenged myself by experimenting outside of my typical clean line style, working with spray paint, screen printing and acrylic paint.”
1986 Warhol Exhibition Catalog
About Burton Morris
Artist Burton Morris builds on the tradition of Pop Art masters of the 1960’s-70’s, by portraying everyday ideas and objects and transforming popular culture icons into thought-provoking works of fine art.
History of Burton Morris and Coca-Cola
An artistic partnership that has continued through the years.
Burton has had a long-standing relationship with Coca-Cola. He was featured as a signature Coca-Cola Artist for the 2009 exhibit “Celebrating An Icon: The Coca-Cola Bottle in Contemporary Art” at The World of Coca-Cola, exhibiting a series of five paintings, collectively titled “Can’t Stop the Pop” in the Pop Culture Gallery. His Coke bottle canvases grace the walls at Coca-Cola world headquarters in Atlanta, GA. He has created countless drawings and paintings of Coca-Cola images, which reside in the collection of Jean-Louis Foucqueteau, one of the foremost Coca-Cola memorabilia and art collectors in the world.
Currently, Burton’s Coca-Cola artwork was chosen to tour globally alongside legendary Artists Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Norman Rockwell for the traveling art exhibition titled “The Coca-Cola Bottle Art Tour: Inspiring Pop Culture for 100 Years”. The exhibition, which will visit more than 15 countries and travel 62,000 miles throughout 2015, will showcase pieces featuring the Coca-Cola bottle produced by 20+ multidisciplinary artists—that showcase the bottle’s imprint on the art world and pop culture.
Canvas, spray paint, stencils, silkscreen, acrylic... all combined to produce a series of one-of-a-kind paintings. Burton allowed himself a freedom in creating these—a slight departure from the meticulous and unique paintings he has been known for. Check back often to see the latest post of pictures and videos of the exhibit opening.
- The Show
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