COCA COLA IS ART
Coca-Cola, or Coke, is ART
We all know its a carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally marketed as a hangover drink in 1899 and sold in pharmacies. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients: coca leaves, “Cocaine” and kola nuts “caffeine” The current formula 7 X remains a secret.
I have been drinking Coca Cola since I was exposed to some of the very first bottles sold in my country of Sweden in the 1950s. Coca Cola is a cult soft drink and have been featured in art specially by my mentor Andy Warhol who I did some work for in 1981. I love the original sexy and seductive shaped glass bottle designed after the body of the American actress May West.
This series of new Pop Art prints for 2020 is my tribute to Coca Cola and its status as a part of Art History.