The eponymous museum launched a live feed from the artist’s burial place to honor what would have been his 85th year on earth.
The Andy Warhol Museum and EarthCam have launched a collaborative project featuring a live feed from Warhol’s his gravesite to honor what would have been his 85th birthday on August 6th. ‘Figment‘ aims to put Warhol on the air 24/7 so his fans around the world could connect with him.
The webcam footage is viewable 24 hours a day, seven days a week worldwide. Andy Warhol died on February 22nd 1987 and is buried at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Hundreds of fans visit his resting place each year, leaving mementos such as Campbell’s Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles.
Museum director Eric Shiner said they decided the gravesite webcam would be a good way to put Warhol on the air 24/7 and connect with their global audience. He added:
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.