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Brillo Boxes (1964) is a work of art by American artist Andy Warhol.

It is one of Warhol's most famous sculptures and consists of a stack of wood silkscreened replicas of Brillo Pads shipping cartons. Brillo is the name for a brand of scouring pads, used for cleaning dishes, and made from steel wool impregnated with soap.

Brillo Boxes is part of a series of "grocery carton" sculptures that also included Heinz ketchup and Campbell's tomato juice cases.

These boxes were first displayed at the Stable Gallery Show in 1964 and famously commented upon in Arthur Danto's essay "The Artworld".

They were designed by James Harvey and are as (in)famous as Marcel Duchamp's 1917 Fountain.

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