Andy Warhol’s Grave Now Available For Live Streaming [Video]
Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Fast forward to present day, and that quote is true now more than ever with public consumption of reality television. Warhol has now become a part of his prophecy even in death.
It has been revealed, that in celebration of what would have been his eighty-fifth birthday, a live stream of his grave has been put up for people to view. Andy died at the age of 58 in 1987.
The people who have decided to bring Andy Warhol’s grave to life, so to speak, are from Live-streaming site EarthCam and Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. The video can be seen in an exhibition at the museum titled “Figment”, which honors the artists thoughts on death. Pretty morbid, but it makes sense as it’s said that it’s all due to Warhol’s own thoughts on death.
Warhol had once said:
“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, and everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. 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.’
For those who can’t get down to Pittsburgh and still want to visit the artist’s grave, you still can. According to the museum, you can access the stream twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Now that’s what we like to refer to as, “no rest for the weary.”
So far there hasn’t been information given in regards to how long the feed will be up for, so we suggest to check it out while it’s still there.
Do you think Andy Warhol would have wanted his grave on a streaming site? We think he might have. Tell us your thoughts.