If Andy Warhol were to be alive today, he would have turned 85, but alas, he left the world all the way back in 1987, but not before ensuring that his legacy among the great pop artists would have been immortalized. Apparently, in order to celebrate what would have been Warhol’s 85th birthday, a museum which was set apart and dedicated to Andy Warhol has broadcasted a live webcam feed from his grave in Pittsburgh, US. This particular project was called “Figment” as the late artist did mention before that he would have liked the word inscribed on his gravestone, or so the Pittsburgh-based Warhol Museum shared.
Warhol’s gravestone lies in a graveyard in suburban Pittsburgh, and comes with Warhol’s original surname, Warhola, in addition to the dates of his birth and death and a cross. According to museum director Eric Shiner, one of Warhol’s quotes mentioned, “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’.”, hence the project name. This is an interesting way of using technology to honor the departed, even more so a famous one, don’t you think so?
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