Warhol Soup Painting Fetches Millions

On the program yesterday, we featured a story about how much an actual can of Campbell's soup signed by Andy Warhol could sell for. Turns out, it's maybe a few thousand dollars. But a painting of one? Just shy of $12 million. Warhol's 1962 canvas of Campbell's pepper pot soup was gobbled up by billionaire collector Eli Broad yesterday at an auction in New York. The price tag: $11.8 million. A hefty markup for something less than two bucks at the market.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

On the program yesterday, we featured a story about how much an actual can of Campbell's soup signed by Andy Warhol could sell for; turns out, maybe a few thousand dollars. But a painting of one? Nearly $12 million. Warhol's 1962 canvas of Campbell's pepper pot soup was gobbled up by billionaire collector Eli Broad yesterday at an auction in New York. The price tag: $11.8 million.

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