Pittsburg, 1928 - New York, 1987
Brillo Box - Steel Wool Soap Pads - package, 1980 ca.
Sculpture - Box printed in colored serigraph, 17,5 x 20 x 6,5 cm
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”