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Andy Warhol, Remembered In Soup Cans

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Andy Warhol, Remembered In Soup Cans
Photo Madelyn Roehrig/Facebook

He was the king of pop art and today Andy Warhol would have celebrated his 84th birthday. How are fans paying tribute to the iconic artist? By dropping off a can of Campbells Soup at his tomb.

The tribute is fitting enough.  After all, Warhol owed his fame largely to his unique paintings of Campbell's Soup and screenprints of the Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. The soup can tribute caught the eye of artist Madelyn Roehrig, who wondered what else fans were leaving behind.

Madelyn began filming Warhol's gravesite in 2009. Four years and 200 people later, her project Figments: Conversations With Andy showcases the diverse visitors that swing by Andy's tomb. Some leave soup cans, soda bottles or notes for the artist. Others talk to Andy as if he were still alive. 

Below you'll see some memorabilia from Warhol's gravesite located at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. For more images, you can follow Figments: Conversations With Andy on Facebook.




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