At the time that they were shown, the Brillo Boxes were underappreciated. It’s only now, with the patina of history, that we can really see these masterpieces in a clear light.
History is about loops and continuums.
I like the relationship between the master and the student. Each piece has new problems, and each is different. They’re all an indentured servitude. There’s that subjugation that you have to put yourself under. It’s a give and take. There is work involved, and during that time, the greatest things are revealed.
In order to become a master, you need to emulate. If you’re going to be as big as Warhol has become in art, then you have to have younger generations who are exploring your work and trying to understand it like a language.