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Pop Culture: Warhol Art Installation Opens at The Huntington

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By Adrienne Dorsey/Special to LAist


Andy Warhol famously said everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame, and two of his most iconic pop art pieces are now on display at The Huntington Art Gallery in San Marino. Gifts from the estate of Robert Shapazian, Warhol’s Small Crushed Campbell’s Soup Can (Beef Noodle) painting and Brillo Box from the ‘60s, as well as nine unlicensed Brillo Box copies, are located in the mid-20th-century room alongside works by Sam Francis and Louise Nevelson. Warhol’s transitional Soup Can painting is an early predecessor to his 1962 Campbell’s Soup Can silkscreen series that established him as a leading figure in the pop art world. Made of plywood, housepaint, and silkscreen ink, the Brillo Box was constructed in 1964 as Warhol prepared for his first sculpture exhibition. Below the original red, white, and blue Brillo Box is an installation of Pontus Hultén’s nine Brillo Box copies from 1990.

Warhol’s works can be viewed in the Scott Galleries’ American art section during The Huntington’s regular hours, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission for adults is $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends, students $10 with student I.D., and children under five are free.