BEST JOB IN THE WORLD

Not my job. Although I do love it. But how good would it be to do this...........
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Andy Warhol squirrelled away the daily accumulations and detritus of his day in what he called time capsules. Over those final 13 years, he filled 570 cardboard boxes, 40 filing cabinets and one large trunk with the surface contents of his desk, leaving behind an archive that must rank as the most extensive collection of the incidentals of any artist. Another way to think of the Warhol time capsules would be as a giant, three-dimensional diary.
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The collection is held at the Warhol museum in the old steel town where he was born and raised, Pittsburgh. The boxes are stored in air-controlled rooms, lined up neatly like funeral urns. Only 91 of the 611 capsules have been opened, and only 19 have been fully analysed and recorded.
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The museum now has the chance to finish the job. It was recently awarded a $650,000 grant by the Andy Warhol Foundation to complete the digital cataloguing of the entire collection. Three full-time archivists will spend the next three years painstakingly opening up and going through all the remaining boxes.

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Could you image how awesome it would be opening each of those boxes. Imagine what's in there, hoping of course it's not all just grocery reciepts.

Warhol

If Andy had ever had me as one of his artistic subjects I think it would have looked like this, well me as a small child anyway.

Comments

Anonymous said…
some local chappy hung with warhol back in the day ,
he even had his portrait done by Andy .

The Warhol society gave him an all expenses trip to see the Warhol museum .

I bet he wished he had kept his portrait .Reb .
Stu said…
Serious? wow, yeah he'd have to be dark about that lol
Anonymous said…
I'll try and find out his name
as i was talking to one of mums friends who's a district nurse
and there's always the
" can't tell you names " clause .
and it hasn't been in the local rag ,
so i'd say he's an aging artistic recluse who's probably dying of aids .