A Documentary Film on WNED-TV
Wednesday & Thursday, September 27 & 28 at 9 pm on WNED-TV (Rogers 61)
No artist in the second half of the 20th century was more famous – or, perhaps, more famously misunderstood – than Andy Warhol. This two-part film, directed by Ric Burns, explores Warhol’s astonishing artistic output – from the late 1940s to his untimely death in 1987 – paintings, drawings and photographs, films and television, books, magazines and musical performances. Set within the turbulent, changing context of his life and times, this portrait is the first to move deeply into the immense archives at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Obsessed with fame and a desire to transcend those origins, Warhol uniquely grasped the realities of modern society – the function of celebrity and of the mass media – and became the high priest of one of the most radical experiments in American culture, permanently penetrating and redefining the barrier between art and commerce.