This Is Not A Brillo Box
Dimensions: 44 × 35 × 44 cm
Signed, numbered and dated in black ink.
Materials: Kiss cut vinyl decals, household emulsion, plywood.
Includes a hand-embellished certificate of authenticity illustrated and dated in pencil and signed in ink by Hayden Kays.
As stated on the certificate of authenticity: “Each ‘This Is Not A Brillo Box’ is unique, and due to the handmade studio process each artwork is complete with individual marks. The materials used in the production process are extremely fragile and the sculpture should be handled with care, cleaning products are not recommended.”
This edition has an extra detail that makes it unique: Hayden Kays left out an “e” in one of the ‘Made in U.K.’, making it say ‘Mad in U.K.’.
Anecdote: During a conversation about this artwork with Hayden, I asked him whether I should get an acrylic box made for it. He said, “sure, but it also does not matter if they get marks or stains on them. E.g. there are original Andy Warhol Brill Boxes with cigarette burns in them, or worse.”
Stay up to date with Hayden Kays’ activities through his instagram account.
Coverage about the show “This Is Not A Brillo Box” at the The Cob Gallery in 2014:
Financial Times article The Great Pop Art Swap.
Hayden Kays’ first 2018 exhibition called ” DRINK DRAWINGS “, starting March 29th, has been covered in the press. In the coverage by MutualArt (March 16 2018) ‘This Is Not A Brillo Box’ is mentioned as ‘one of his most recognisable works.”
Another article about DRINK DRAWINGS is on Broadwayworld.com