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AC: Joint Andy Warhol & Frank O'Hara - Coca-Cola

Updated: Aug 26


AC stands for Art Cooking! This first AC post is a joint one featuring Andy Warhol & Frank O'Hara. Coca-Cola figures into both of their work! I'm obsessed with Diet Coke (& Diet Mountain Dew), so I did things with Diet Coke. I wonder if they would like diet soda, probably not. Haha!


What I did is at the bottom!


Btw, the Art Cooking series is where I do or cook things inspired by food that artists ate or referenced in their work. Check out this post. :)

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/new-series-eat-like-an-artist---art-cooking-series-actually-art-cooking


Give it a try! We are good at this!


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Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara has a famous poem "Having a Coke with You" Here is a link to the poem and here is a YouTube video of him reading it. :)


https://poets.org/poem/having-coke-you


Having a Coke with You

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne

or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona

partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian

partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt

partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches

partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary

it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still

as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it

in the warm New York 4 o’clock light...there's more!


Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol has several paintings with Coca-Cola bottles or cans.


Here is a famous quote from him about Coca-Cola:

"In his 1975 book, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, he wrote, “You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.""


https://www.phaidon.com/agenda/art/articles/2019/january/31/what-andy-warhol-really-thought-about-coca-cola/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Coca-Cola_Bottles



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What I did:



I made an ASMR video of opening a can of Diet Coke -- oddly satisfying to watch. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKNI3zh2Wp0



I combined 2 series on my website -- this one, Art Cooking & Coronatessellations -- to make this piece! It is the can of Diet Coke from the Diet Coke carton, but I cut it in strips.


And I noticed when I was cutting it out that I was only cutting out the word, "ok!" which I thought was cool! I recently watched a video from Vox on the history of OK -- which can mean so many things. (ok! Video at the end)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L93KyzCjAk




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Addendum:


Trying out something from a Mr. Hacker Dry Ice YouTube video w/ ~2 million views. Trying to crush Coke Bottle Gummies. Haha! :) Will write more in a separate post.


Mr. Hacker YouTube video: 12 AWESOME DRY ICE TRICKS from Mr. Hacker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUEw88AV_H8





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"How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world."



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