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Andy Warhol

Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964

Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood
17 × 17 × 14 in
43.2 × 43.2 × 35.6 cm
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Executed in 1964, the present work belongs to Andy Warhol’s iconic series of …

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Stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and initialed "VF" on the underside
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol, ‘Brillo Soap Pads Box’, 1964, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
Executed in 1964, the present work belongs to Andy Warhol’s iconic series of Brillo Soap Pads boxes, which came to define the Pop art movement and re-define traditional notions of sculpture. After being constructed by craftsmen to Warhol’s specifications, the wooden boxes were first hand-painted and …

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol and initialed "VF" on the underside
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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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.

Andy Warhol

Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964

Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood
17 × 17 × 14 in
43.2 × 43.2 × 35.6 cm
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