The Andy Warhol museum is broadcasting live video feed from the pop artist’s grave in celebration of his 85th birthday.
“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,” said the museum’s director Eric Shiner.
The project is entitled “Figment” after a Warhol quote in which the artist said: “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.'”
Hundreds of fans visit the artist’s PA grave each year; many even leave pop culture items featured in his artworks, such as Campbell’s Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. Artist Madelyn Roehrig is currently videotaping all of the grave site visitors as part of her project, “Figments: Conversations with Andy.”