Brillo Boxes, 1964

This is a photograph of Warhol's packing box exhibition held in the Stable Gallery, New York, in 1964.

Over 400 wooden boxes were silkscreened  to resemble the cheap packing cartons of various products.  As you might imagine, most critics were outraged attacking the boxes as an act of cultural terrorism.

Henry Geldzhaler, art critic and friend of Warhol, saw something interesting in the apparently nihilistic act, however: