Brillo Madness at Pier 94

Charles Lutz, Babel (Brillo Stockholm Type), 2013 at the Armory Show.

Charles Lutz, Babel (Brillo Stockholm Type), 2013 at the Armory Show.

It was like Black Friday at Macy’s over by artist Charles Lutz’s massive stack of cardboard Brillo boxes, a special project that riffs on Warhol and invites fairgoers to take one. Up and down the aisles, from the beginning of the VIP preview at noon today, people were to be seen walking with their Brillo boxes. Collectors like Phil and Shelley Aarons gamely grabbed a couple. Journalist Stefan Kobel was spotted walking around with two of them under his arm, broken down to make them more easily totable. It’s a terrific project, but let’s just say we don’t envy the folks at the coat check…