15 Frames a Second of Fame from the Great Big Department Store in the Sky ____________ Go ahead Arty-Loos, you know you’re going to click on the link for the live webcam trained on Andy Warhol’s grave


Pop (art) will eat itself, con’t:

Yes, Andy Warhol cheats time, death … and his 15-minutes of Fame – this is the link to the live webcam aimed at his grave.

The webcam – unflinchingly – airs live footage 24-hours-a-day, from one fixed point, with no editing… the effect is eerily reminiscent of the Pop artist’s own movies, like “Empire” and “Sleep,” which broke many, many, time-narrative conventions.

Jason Farago, of The Guardian, in an interesting analysis, shines another 15 minutes on …  (everybody repeat:) Andy Warhol:

“It’s been set up by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, which oversees the artist’s archive and exhibits contemporary art. The new perpetual live feed is part of an ongoing project by Madelyn Roehrig, a Pittsburgh artist who has spent years investigating Warhol’s resonance today. The project is called Figment, a title borrowed from something Warhol wrote in 1985 about his death: “I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment’.””


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