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MTAA-RR » news » twhid » andy warhol eats a hamburger:

Feb 28, 2008

Andy Warhol eating a hamburger

posted at 18:50 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

via Rocketboom

update I
Kenyatta @ RB tells me they found the video on YouTube where it’s had over 200k views and over 800 comments.

I’m really curious as to the story behind this video… when it was made? where it was made? How this YouTuber got a hold of it…

For more famous artists doing fun things on video: Beastie Beuys.

update II (2/29)
Barry’s found another artist loving the Warhol eating a hamburger video.

And I received an email from Jacob Christensen with this info:
[…] It is an excerpt from a film made in 1981 by the Danish documentary film director and author Jørgen Leth called “66 Scenes from America”.

I remember seeing the excerpt at some time on Danish TV with Leth explaining the story - the point was quite simply to film Andy Warhol (an American icon) eating a hamburger (another American icon). Unfortunately, the film crew forgot to buy a soft drink along with the hamburger, but Warhol took — or rather ate —it in its stride.

More on Jørgen Leth at Wikipedia and IMDB permanent link to this post

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