Image: Brillo Box
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1928 - 1987, New York, New York)

Brillo Box , 1964

Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood
17 in. x 17 in. x 14 in. (43.18 cm x 43.18 cm x 35.56 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund in honor of the 80th Birthday of Louis S. Myers and partial gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
installed in galleries
installation 2013, Haslinger
Though he is not known for his sculpture, in 1964 Warhol created an enormous number of simulated Brillo boxes, along with cartons for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Mott’s Apple Juice, Heinz Ketchup, Del Monte Peaches and Campbell’s Tomato Juice.  As in his paintings of Campbell’s soup, Warhol elevated consumable products and consumer images to the level of art.  The artist often exhibited these sculptures stacked in large groups, mimicking the way they might appear in a supermarket storage space.
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