03/29 | 8:00 PM
UICA Members: $4
Join UICA for a discussion featuring Brillo Box Director, Lisanne Skyler and Grand Rapids Art Museum Curator, Ron Platt. Learn more about the art of collecting and the story behind Skyler's film.
Four decades ago, Skyler’s family paid $1,000 for a bright yellow Andy Warhol Brillo Box; now they bring millions at auction. As Skyler recounts her personal tale of her family’s Brillo Box, she offers a fascinating perspective on the course of the art world over the last half century.
Brillo Box (3¢ off) was an official selection of the 54th New York Film Festival and will air on HBO in Summer 2017.
Directed By: Lisanne Skyler
Run Time: 40 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Lisanne Skyler is the writer and director of the HBO Documentary Film Brillo Box (3¢ off) and numerous critically acclaimed fiction and documentary films, including the feature film Getting to Know You (1999 Sundance Film Festival, 1999 Venice Film Festival), and the South Central LA documentary No Loans Today (1995 Sundance Film Festival, POV/The American Documentary/PBS). Skyler is the recipient of a FIPRESCI aware, a Film Independent Spirit Award Someone to Watch Award nomination, and the Showtime Tony Cox Award for her 1970s coming of age film Capture the Flag. Skyler was recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to direct the short film A Few Things About Robert Irwin, for the LACMA Art + Film series.
Ron platt is the Chief Curator of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, where he plans and executes the Museum's program of changing exhibitions, leads the presentation and growth of GRAM's permanent collection, and works with donors, the art community, and the public to broaden GRAM's audience mission.
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