One of his first Coca-Cola inspired artworks was named ‘Green Coca-Cola Bottles’ which featured 112 empty green glass Coke bottles in 7 rows of 16, with the Coca Cola logo featured at the bottom of the painting.
This cover art involved Warhol pouring the drink onto art paper to create a spill effect and taking polaroids of the can as a guide before drawing the artwork. Ultimately, the magazine did not run the story or the artwork as Coca-Cola returned to its original formula. The artwork is displayed at the Coca-Cola headquarters.
Several other Coca-Cola inspired works of Warhol’s have received widespread attention including the 1962 painting “Coca-Cola (3)” which is considered a founding painting of the Pop Art movement. The painting was so influential it was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for more than $57 million USD in 2013.