The Andy Warhol robot

October 2, 2006

Warhol who stated ‘I want to be a machine. I think everybody should be a machine.’ had his own doppelganger built by Alvaro Villa shortly before his death. The robot was built for a stage show titled Andy Warhol: A No Man Show based on Warhol’s books, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) and Exposures.

Andy loved this idea; he loved the fact that there was going to be this Andy Warhol robot that he could send on lecture tours. It could do talk shows for him. The idea was that the show, if it was successful in New York, could then also simultaneously be running in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo with cloned robots. And people would actually be able to ask questions of the robot, which would be programmed with a variety of answers. The whole thing was so Warholian and so perfect.

http://www.warholstars.org/news/warhol0304.html

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