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Vanessa Place on Andy Warhol

“Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile,” SFMOMA’s handheld multimedia tour, includes a one-minute, two-second clip of Andy Warhol and an unidentified bottle-blond man making a silkscreen painting. The clip, titled Andy Warhol at Work on the SFMOMA website, is captioned: “Archival film footage showing Andy Warhol making a silkscreen painting.” The clip is set in industrial studio space; Hollywood ’60s pop pops throughout, like the soundtrack to a movie in which Walter Matthau is introduced to swinging hippies or Greg Brady decides to become one. This is the first clue that what we are watching is not Andy Warhol at work, but the work of Andy Warhol.

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