Webcam broadcasts from Andy Warhol grave

2013-08-06 07:26
Bill Ruprecht, CEO of Sotheby's Holdings in Worldwide, poses besides the painting 'Self Portrait' by Andy Warhol. (Kin Cheung, AP, file)

Bill Ruprecht, CEO of Sotheby's Holdings in Worldwide, poses besides the painting 'Self Portrait' by Andy Warhol. (Kin Cheung, AP, file)

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Pittsburgh - The Andy Warhol Museum has launched a live video feed from the pop artist's Pittsburgh gravesite to honour his 85th birthday.

The museum says the partnership with the EarthCam webcam network went live on Tuesday at 00:00. The project is titled Figment because of a Warhol quote in which he said he'd like his tombstone to be blank or just say the word figment.

The Warhol museum says hundreds of people visit the artist's grave every year and some leave pop culture items featured in his artworks, such as Campbell's Soup cans.

EarthCam says it also will have a live webcam from the church where Warhol was baptised and people will be able to send flowers and watch as they're delivered to the grave.

Warhol died in 1987. His birthday is on Tuesday.
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