Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Box - Stockholm / Malmö type 1968/1990’, MultiplesInc Projects

"Brillo Box - Stockholm Type 1968/1990 The controversial box type that was allegedly, in part, responsible for the dissolution of the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. in 2012. Comes with a copy of the 29 pages letter send by the foundation to the registered owners. A book in Swedish has been written on the subject. The board decided to "downgrade" this edition as exhibition copies. 94 have been registered.Some has sold for over 200.000usd on auctions and much higher in private sales. Provenance: Collection of Pontus Hulten Private Collection Malmø, Sweden ca. 1991/92-2012 Exhibited State Russian Museum Leningrad 1990 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk Denmark 1990 (45 out of 105)

The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne cat nos 721.1-721.94

Collection of Pontus Hultén.

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, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York