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Andy Warhol’s grave is now live streaming online 24/7

Posted on Wednesday, 7 August by

Andy Warhol

Yesterday marked what would have been the 85th anniversary of pop art legend Andy Warhol’s birthday – and to commemorate the occasion the Andy Warhol museum have a launched a live stream. Of his grave.

Situated in his hometown of Pittsburgh, USA, Warhol’s grave is now free to be beamed to anyone around the world 24/7, a place that’s a popular pilgrimage site for fans of the late artist’s work.

The webcam project is a collaboration with the live webcam network EarthCam, and has been named Figment after a famous Warhol quote:

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.’”

Andy Warhol Livestream

Warhol museum director Eric Shiner said to the Associated Press: “Figment is a really fantastic way to put Andy on the air 24/7 and plug in to our global audience, we believe that this will give Warhol the pleasure of knowing that he is still plugged in and turned on over 25 years after his death.”

It’s a bit like a really culturally rich episode of Most Haunted Live.

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Lewis Scrafton
22. Co-founder and editor of SQ Magazine. Studying at University of Sussex. Interned at MATTER and published in The Guardian.

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