Arthur Danto: Three Brillo boxes

Wednesday, 31 January 2001 - 5:00pm6:30pm

200 College Hall, Locust Walk between 34th and 36th Streets

Arthur Danto: Three Brillo boxes

Arthur Danto

Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for the Nation

Set Andy Warhol's Brillo Box next to an appropriation of his work and an actual Brillo box and what would you see? Three radically different styles of the same object with very different meanings. Renowned philosopher and art critic Arthur Danto will consider how difficult it is to identify a style by visual criteria alone. Professor Danto is the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation.

Cosponsored by the Department of Fine Arts of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, and the Departments of the History of Art and Philosophy.

Cosponsored by the Department of Fine Arts of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, and the Departments of the History of Art and Philosophy.

Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.

Related links:

"Portrait of the Artist as an Advertising Man"

Time-line of the avant-garde

 

Suggested reading:

Arthur Danto, Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective (1992)