I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, and everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there.
Hundreds of devotees make the pilgrimage yearly to Warhol’s resting place.Often these visitors leave mementos at the site, including such popular culture items as Campbell’s Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles.The grave has been featured in many documentaries and art pieces and has become a focal point for artist Madelyn Roehrig’s ongoing art project As a child, Warhol and his family were members of and attended weekly liturgies at St.John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, which is located in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.The church was established in 1910 by Rusyn immigrants from the Carpathian Mountains in present day Eastern Slovakia, the birth place of Warhol’s parents.
As an adult, Warhol continued to regularly attend church at St. Warhol’s funeral took place on February 27, 1987, at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, PA.
A memorial service took place in New York City on April 1st, 1987 at St.
Patrick’s Cathedral, and followed by a reception attended by friends and colleagues from around the world..
To view the entire installation including the Church Cam and Figment Cam Pop Art, visit earthcam.com/warhol.
“I met Andy at a dinner and we discussed the culture of fame and television.
I believe he would have been intrigued with using a live webcam to make art,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of Earth Cam.