What is the difference between Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” and actual Brillo boxes?
That question alone was enough for one philosopher to declare the end of art. Branding, art history, and philosophy met at the packaging of soapy steel wool pads and art washed away. That’s one way to tell the story. As this essay shows, the narratives we take for granted are only one culture’s way of making sense of events.