Brillo Box (3 ¢ off)

2016 | USA | 40 min.

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Shorts: Art
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM
Drawing, painting, documentary, animation, and virtual reality blend together in this colorful mix of films about putting vision to page (or screen, or sculpture). The prolific and visceral activist pencil drawings of Laurie Lipton, largely ignored by the art world, receive their due in “Love Bites;” director Lisanne Skyler explores the definition of art by following the trail of her family’s Andy Warhol piece over 40 years in “Brillo Box (3¢ off);” a renowned Disney animator demonstrates the new world of virtual reality drawing in “Step into the Page;” and in “MissMe: The Artful Vandal,” a successful advertising art director quits to become an anonymous underground street artist, working in opposition to the world in which she once lived.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2016
Runtime:40 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Keenan Larson
Director:Lisanne Skyler
Produced by:Judith Black
Lisanne Skyler
Screenwriter:Lisanne Skyler
Cinematography:Minos Papas
Lisa Rinzler
Byron Shah
Editing By:Jeanna French


In 1969, the filmmaker's parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000. Forty years later, in 2010, the same sculpture sold for $3,000,000 at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. Brillo Box (3¢ off) follows this Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from a family’s living room to the global art market, exploring the ephemeral nature of art and value, and the decisions that shape family history.