Previously unseen Andy Warhol film to be silenced by estate.

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Previously unseen Andy Warhol film to be silenced by estate.

Postby the_leander » Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:21 pm

PONTIAC, MI.- In what many have dubbed the world's first multi-media presentation on July 23rd 1985 at the Lincoln Center in New York, the maverick art legend Andy Warhol stood on stage using a new computer to paint a portrait of pop star Debbie Harry in his own unique style. That night the world was introduced to something entirely new in computing: the Amiga. Prior to this computers were aimed at a relatively limited audience. The message was clear: for the first time, an affordable computer was powerful and flexible enough to be a true creative tool, and user friendly enough to be used by artists, not just technologists.

However, due to threatened legal action tied to estate disputes and to its pending seizure, the museum will only be allowed a one day screening of the film.

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Postby upstate » Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:55 pm

What if an arts and writer's domain like the Upstate Renegade Productions / Sensitize domain host / seed this film based upon a need to have it shared with the world? The more environments that the estate have to sue, the less likelyhood they have of screwing this valuable work up...

If one sponsor paid us for a bit of advertising to run in tandem with it, I would gladly 'stick-one-to-the-man' and defy the estate. Warhol's work has to be protected. He was a massive source of inspiration to many, many artists, musicians and writers...

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Postby the_leander » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:00 pm

Outside of visiting that museum with a video camera or bribing one of the currators into making a copy for you, it's unlikely that anyone who doesn't go will ever see or even hear of this film again.

It's one of the great tragedies of the modern age I suppose, where people will silence art using the law in order to make untold millions, when they are already multimillionaires to begin with.

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Postby upstate » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:03 pm

the_leander wrote:Outside of visiting that museum with a video camera or bribing one of the currators into making a copy for you, it's unlikely that anyone who doesn't go will ever see or even hear of this film again.

It's one of the great tragedies of the modern age I suppose, where people will silence art using the law in order to make untold millions, when they are already multimillionaires to begin with.

Yes. You're right of course. Here's hoping someone sets fire to their boats, cars and houses with great frequency and regularity. Or throws dog shit in their already blinded eyes...

Bastards..!


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