There are many books on Warhol, but how many ways to inexpensively share in his objects? There are posters (warhol.org has qute a few) but for the price of 1 poster you can have this box.
I'd already read about 10 books on Warhol before I bought this box. I learned a lot but also became confused: Warhol did so many things. A good way to realize that is to lay the contents of this box out around you.
I'm more than satisfied with the number and quality of the reproductions. It seems well worth the list price and so is even a better deal at any discount.
So what about the selection of these objects? Seems to have been made to highlight Warhol's diversity. Nothing to do with his Interview magazine, but objects pointing to his paintings, his movies, his use of reproduction including silkscreens , photo booths, his exhibitions, his closeness to his mother, his being shot,his promotion of the Velvet Underground, his work on album covers, his association with celebrities, and a reminder not to expect everyone to like you (a cold rejection letter from MOMA). And, ever the business man, reminded by stationary and a business card (both of whose lettering was done by his mom).
So is that enough?
Some of these objects you can carry or wear, others you can hang up, some postcards you can send, stationary you can write on. If you do use some of the objects, consider buying a second Warhol Pop Box: you can keep one intact and make use of the objects in the other.
I've had mine 2 weeks and it gives me a good feeling, much warmer than I get from books. It took me a day or two to begin appreciating it. I've been going through it every day, right now it's like a candy store for me.
Creativity is hardly encouraged in our society, so why not identify with Andy by learning about him and from him? The contents of this box may help lift you out of a rut and into a life of heightened possibilities. Or something like that.