In 1969, Lisanne Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol “Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” sculpture for $1,000. An exact replica of a shipping carton for Brillo soap pads, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes were at first dismissed by the art world. But 40 years later, with Warhol’s reputation as a contemporary-art visionary long secured, the same piece sold for more than $3 million at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. Read More
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How an innocuous box defined one of the 20th century’s most famed artists and the life of a young Manhattan family.
The director of Brillo Box (3¢ Off) on growing up in New York’s art scene, appreciating Warhol, and remembering her family through pop art.