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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Andy Warhol's own little boxes

The Daily Telegraph has a great story that mixes many of my passions: art, collecting, ephemera, and time all into one. From 1974 until the end of his life, Warhol kept a box beside his desk into which he swept all the ephemera that passed through his hands. When it became full, it was taped shut, dated and sent into storage. By the time of his death, aged 58, in 1987, Warhol had filled more than 600 boxes.

What is fascinating is that most of the boxes are still sealed shut. A few of the boxes are now on display in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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