Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Soap Pads Box 1968/1990 Malmö Type’, 1968/1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Soap Pads Box 1968/1990 Malmö Type’, 1968/1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Soap Pads Box 1968/1990 Malmö Type’, 1968/1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Soap Pads Box 1968/1990 Malmö Type’, 1968/1990, MultiplesInc Projects

One of the 105 Brillo Boxes produced posthomously by Pontus Hulten allegedly with the verbal agreement from Andy Warhol.
They caused quite a stir in 2007 and the AWAAB decided to down grade this box type. How ever in our opinion that will change in the future. Pontus Hulten has claimed to the day he died that he had an agreement with Andy Warhol to do the boxes. Only he finished the edition not in 1968 but in 1990. It´s a very interesting story. And not all has surfaced yet. Take the Pasadena types from 1970. Andy allowed for 100 to be produced with the express intention that all 100 stayed in the collection. They do to this day. But in the Raisonne an extra 16 boxes are listed. Where is the written agreement to do an extra 16? And so on....

Territorium Artis at The State Museum of Russian Art in St. Petersburg and Kunst und Austellunghalle der Bundesrepublik Deutzchland in Bonn 1992. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.

The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne - Paintings and Sculptures 1964-1969 Vol 02A.
Cat nos. 721.1 -721.94

Pontus Hultén, Stockholm.
Christies London, Friday 9 February 2007. Lot 228 - see photos. Comes with extensive paper works and documents. Lot 228 is written on the underside from Christies in London.

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