This Video Of Andy Warhol Eating A Burger Is The Strangest Thing You’ll See All Day

by • August 13, 2014 • ArtComments (0)4505

Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose body of work forever changed how we perceive popular culture and the modern world around us.  A wise man once said, “The greatest sin is to be boring.”  Assuming this to be true, Andy Warhol sinned less than anyone of his time.  Take, for instance, this video of Warhol eating a Burger King hamburger.  If it were anyone else it would be as dull as a bag of hair, but since it’s Andy it’s hard to press stop.  In their analysis of the clip, the team at Station To Station writes: Andy performs the actions in a somber, routine manner, his face expressionless. The viewer is left to speculate what emotions, if any, are rolling around those blank walls. He eats slowly, doing nothing but chewing, almost daring the viewer to hope for more action. What repertoire of techniques, the viewers asks, is Andy showing us to tell this story?”  You can find out how Andy’s story ends by watching the video in full above.  And for your added viewing pleasure, I’ve included a video of Warhol painting Debbie Harry on one of the earliest Mac computers, as well as Warhol interviewing Steven Spielberg. 

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SEE ALSO: The 1984 Interview Between Andy Warhol And Living Legend Dolly Parton: “Don’t Mess With Me”

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