The Art of the Pizza Box

New York-based collector Scott Wiener is bringing a selection of his 750+ collection of pizza boxes to London for a new exhibition.

Wiener with some of his collection
Wiener with some of his collection

Wiener started his collection in 2008 – beginning with a “particularly artistic” box acquired in Italy – and it has now grown to super-size proportions.

Wiener says: “The first box I remember saving is a Roma Foods ‘Scenes from Italy’ box. It was a ‘Volume 2’ and I was so excited by the idea of a series of boxes – it made pizza boxes seem like something that was varied and limited enough to be collected.”

He says his favourite box in the collection is a Simpsons box picked up in Amsterdam, which has not-quite-right Bart and Homer characters – “it’s a funny attempt to avoid trademark infringement, which I just adore”.

Wiener’s collection has been brought to the UK by food ordering service Hungry House (naturally) and will be briefly housed at east London’s Truman Brewery.

A Domino's Connect 4 box
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The Art of the Pizza Box is at 7 Dray Walk, the Old Truman Brewery, London E1, from 5-9 November.

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