we were talking backstage, and I was saying this about you,
and you were humble about it, but I believe it is true —
you are a renaissance man. And one thing
that is true about you that I don’t think
a lot of people know is, you were saying backstage, you have
an art historian’s knowledge of every painting ever painted. -Yeah, every, single one. [ Laughter ] -I could show you anything,
and you would be able to tell me the tiniest detail about it?
-Oh, yeah. [ Laughter ] -All right.
Well, it’s time once again for our segment,
“Fred Armisen: Art Aficionado.” [ Cheers and applause ] All right. Here we go, Fred.
This is Andy Warhol’s 1962 classic
“Campbell’s Soup Cans.” Fred, tell us everything you can
about this classic painting. -I…love this one. [ Laughter ] And… you know, the reds
that you see, Seth… -Yeah.
-…how does that make you feel? -The reds like here?
-Yeah. -It makes me feel, like,
that’s how — it’s the same red
as on the actual soup cans. -Nice. Okay.
[ Laughter ] You’re getting it.
[ Laughter ] And the lines — Do you see how
the lines come together? -Like, the way these —
like, these lines? -Yeah. Good.
[ Laughter ] It seems
like you understand it. Uh, basically,
these were birthday cards. And they were selling them, and Andy,
as I like to call him… [ Laughter ] -I think everyone does. -Oh, yeah!
I guess a lot of people do. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -Sort of stapled them together,
and it was — -They stapled
the birthday cards together? -Yes.
-Okay. -That’s how art is made.
It’s stapled together. [ Laughter ] [ Laughter ] Anyway…
[ Laughter ] It was a gift for a friend, and it shouldn’t be
sold as art in that way. So, this is
a private piece of art. -Okay.
-It is not meant for everybody, and it’s a birthday card
for a friend of his, and — -Did the friend, uh — Is it okay if I jump in
and ask you something? -Uh, quickly. [ Laughter ] -Was the friend, like, a fa– Was the friend
a fan of Campbell’s Soup? -Yes.
-Okay. -One of those, like,
Campbell’s Soup nerds. [ Laughter ]
-What are those? -Cerns.
-What? -Cer-nerds. [ Laughter ]
Cam-nerds. -Oh, cam-nerds
are Campbell’s Soup nerds? -Yes.
-And that’s a thing? -Yeah, or it was in the ’50s.
[ Laughter ] This is from 1962. -Right, right.
[ Laughter ] It was a reflection of that.
-Oh, I see. It’s, like, reflecting back. -Yeah, it’s just looking back.
That’s how time works. -Okay.
[ Laughter ] So, time reflects back
and art is stapled together? -Yes.
[ Laughter ] -Fred, you’ve done it again.
-Thank you. -Give it up for Fred, everybody.
[ Cheers and applause ] Art aficionado!