Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Box - Steel Wool Soap Pads - package’, 1980 ., Bertolami Fine Arts
Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Box - Steel Wool Soap Pads - package’, 1980 ., Bertolami Fine Arts

Signature on front of the box with black marker: Andy Warhol

Pop Icons Exhibition Catalogue, Restelliartco Gallery, Rome, January 20 - February 6, 2015, authorized by 'The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Inc.' by SIAE 2015

Some samples are published in the 'Andy Warhol Vetrine' catalogue by Achille Bonito Oliva - SilvanaEditoriale
The first production of Brillo soap pads boxes was carried out by Warhol in 1964, first in white and then in yellow.
The conventional 'Brillo Boxes' by Andy Warhol, exhibited in 1964 at the Stable Gallery in New York, raised questions about our pre-established 'art' ideas.
Thanks to an imperturbable humor and to the imaginative culture of the pop, Warhol appropriates a large consumer product, such as the original Brillo box, and elevates it
to the rank of sophisticated art sculpture, transforming the ordinary into something stimulating and encouraging spectators to reevaluate the aesthetics based on the commercial spirit as well as their own ideas on the definition of “art”

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States