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Mike Bidlo’s Not Warhol (Brillo Boxes, 1964), 2005, Lever House Art Collection, New York
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by Charlie Finch

Is Mike Bidlo ready for his auction moment? One might think so now that Aby Rosen has installed a stack of Mike's Brillo Box knockoffs in the Lever House lobby under the direction of curator Richard Marshall. Since performance is part of everything these days, intentionally or (better) not, a group of anti-Zionist rabbis showed up at the opening to protest Aby Rosen's construction of a hotel in Israel, ostensibly on religious grounds, brandishing rather flattering posters of Aby on the picket line.