Aug 06, 2013
By Scott Walker
A museum dedicated to the legacy of artist Andy Warhol is celebrating what would have been his 85th birthday in a way Warhol may have approved of wholeheartedly.
The pop-culture artist is being honoured in a truly pop culture way…..with a webcam live-streamed for 24 hours from his gravesite in Pittsburgh.
Eric Shiner is the director of the Warhol Museum. He says, “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.”
Organizers say the webcam will give Warhol fans around the world a chance to order flowers and watch them delivered.
Hundreds of people visit Warhol’s gravesite every year. Many leave symbols made famous by his pop-culture paintings, such as Campbell’s soup cans and coca-cola bottles.