Hang em up.
Watercolorist Emil Nolde once said, “To the annoyance of art historians, I shall destroy all lists that give information about the dates of my pictures.” But there’s one date he can’t erase: his birthday: August 7, 1867. Today we’d like to wish him a very happy birthday.
“Red Poppies (Roter Mohn),” c. 1920, by Emil Nolde
Happy birthday to one of the founding fathers of Pop Art Andy Warhol! Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” premiered in 1964 and are still confounding people today. In being such precise replications of their subject, they are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. This tête-à-tête between consumer product and art has inspired art and artists to this day.
See Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” in our current exhibition, “In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans" through October 26.
”Brillo Boxes,” 1964, by Andy Warhol (© Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)