Picture this: a world-renowned Coca-Cola bottle, immortalized in one of Andy Warhol’s iconic pop-art pieces from the Kennedy era, suddenly breaking free from its frame and embarking on an incredible journey through a fantastical museum. But this isn’t just any ordinary bottle – it’s a bottle infused with the magic of Coke’s global brand.
Now, imagine that this magical bottle bounces and tumbles through other famous masterpieces, causing a stir and transforming everything in its path. The result? A mesmerizing short film that seamlessly blends live action, animation, and pure imagination into a dazzling display of creativity.
Collaborating with Blitzworks and director Henry Scholfield, this masterpiece not only pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling but also propels Coke’s “Real Magic” platform to new heights. This is a must-see for anyone who loves art, creativity, and the pure joy of letting your imagination run wild. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be transported into a world of pure magic.
The Story Line
As the bottle escapes its frame and bounces through Turner’s “The Shipwreck,” Munch’s “The Scream,” Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles,” Hiroshige’s “Drum Bridge and Setting Sun,” and Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” it leaves an unforgettable mark on each masterpiece it encounters.
But this magical journey doesn’t stop there. Along the way, the bottle comes across works from up-and-coming creators in Africa, India, the Middle East, and Latin America, adding an exciting new twist to this already incredible adventure.
In the end, the bottle finds its way into the hands of an art student, who receives an unexpected burst of inspiration and energy from the magical elixir inside. As Pratik Thakar, global head of creative strategy and integrated content, explains, “Masterpiece” is not a story in which Coke appears…Coke is the story.” It’s a story of diverse artwork from different genres, geographies, and generations coming together to uplift a slumping teenager and leave an unforgettable impression on all who witness it.
This evocation of Warhol’s iconic pop-art style is a perfect fit for Coke’s brand ethos, as it celebrates the power of art and the magic of Coca-Cola in one magnificent journey. And who better to celebrate this cosmic cycle than Michael Dayton Hermann, director of licensing, marketing, and sales at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, who said, “We are excited to connect with Coca-Cola to showcase one of Andy Warhol’s most iconic works alongside some of the world’s most universally loved masterpieces. These pieces, paired with works by emerging artists from around the globe, celebrate the inspirational power of visual art through the magical lens of Coca-Cola.”
So sit back, relax, and let your imagination run wild as you experience the power of Coca-Cola and the beauty of art in this unforgettable masterpiece. And remember, as Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” With “Masterpiece,” Coke’s magical journey may never end!
But that’s not all – the campaign also showcases interviews with the contemporary artists featured in the advert, giving you an exclusive peek into their creative processes and inspirations. One such artist is Wonderbuhle, a South African creative who associates Coca-Cola with “joy and coolness.”
Not only is this campaign a fantastic celebration of art, but it’s also an incredible opportunity to introduce the world to talented contemporary artists from around the globe. Coca-Cola’s Masterpiece Gallery website is a treasure trove of creativity and inspiration, showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative artworks of our time.