Andy Warhol Brillo date not known

Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
Brillo
Date Date not known
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Support: 758 x 658 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00417
Not on display
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

The British-born artist and curator John Coplans organised a retrospective of Warhol’s work at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. “The exhibition concentrates on the serial aspects of Warhol’s art…” and this poster advertising the exhibition is based on one of Warhol’s most recognisable ‘serials’ – his Brillo-Boxes. However the recognisable white, red and blue original colour scheme has been radically altered to green, blue and yellow. Warhol created his first box sculpture in 1962, producing a three-dimensional version of Campbell’s packaging before moving on to create Kellogg’s and Del Monte boxes. They were manufactured out of plywood before being screenprinted with each design. Specifically for the Pasadena exhibition one hundred extra Brillo-Boxes were created.

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