In 1969, director Lisanne Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000. An exact replica of the popular Brillo soap pad product package, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes were at first dismissed by the art world.  Forty years later, in 2010, the same sculpture sold for over $3,000,000 at a record-breaking Christie’s auction.

Blending humorous family narrative with Pop Art history, Brillo Box (3¢ off) follows an Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from a New York family’s living room to the contemporary global art market, exploring the ephemeral nature of art and value and the decisions that shape family history.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is screening the film this Sunday, before its HBO debut on August 7, 2017.

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About aritter2014

I am a Librarian. To be honest, I wouldn't want to do anything else. I have a strong background in architecture, computer technology, English literature, Internet applications, web site design, film studies and modern art. I would like to use this page to express my personal musings and experiences on news, pop culture, nature, art, science, technology and what ever becomes a curiosity.

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