“Brillo Box (3¢ off)”
A documentary film by Lisanne Skyler
In 1969, my 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. But forty years later, in 2010, the same sculpture sold for $3,000,000 at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. This is the story of what happened in between.
Brillo Box (3¢ off) follows this single sculpture as it makes its way from my family’s living room to the global art market, exploring the ephemeral nature of art and value and the decisions that shape family history.
“While tracing the 40-year journey of an Andy Warhol original from her family’s living room to the auction block, documentarian Lisanne Skyler delivers a delightful, nostalgia tinged snapshot of the American middle class, colorfully framed by a crash course in postmodernism.” — Maggie Mackay, Aspen Shortsfest
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East Coast Premier – Provincetown International Film Festival
Saturday, June 18, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2:00 p.m.
Waters Edge Cinema
237 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657