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Documentary Follows Andy Warhol Sculpture from Family Living Room to $3 Million Dollar Auction

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why many Arizona missing persons cases may be getting a new look; Meet the woman behind the voice of Tucson's transit system; Two volunteers who help keep Arizona's parks & trails in shape.

Poster Art / courtesy Lisanne Skyler


Featured on the September 22nd, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

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  • The new documentary Brillo Box (3¢ off) traces the path that an original Andy Warhol "Brillo Box" sculpture took from a family's living room in the 1970s to an auction where it was sold for more than three million dollars. Mark talks with Tucson filmmaker Lisanne Skyler, whose father was the sculpture's original owner, about how the story explores the way modern art is appreciated and valued...

brillo_box_baby_hero Baby Lisanne Skyler on the Brillo Box, 1969.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Brillo trademark used with permission of Armaly Brands, Inc. / Photo courtesy of HBO

  • If you ride on Sun Tran buses or the Tucson streetcar, you have heard the voice of Kay Long, a Marana resident who also provides voice recordings for businesses and automated phone systems. Mark talks with Long about her surprising career, and how she feels about being heard rather than seen by millions of local residents...

kay long hero Voice artist Kay Long in her home studio.
courtesy Kay Long

Bice Volunteers Lake Kayaks Jerry and Leta Bice say Patagonia Lake State Park is special because of the aquatic opportunities.
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