Andy Warhol’s 81st
Published August 6, 2009
Today would have been Interview founder and patron saint Andy Warhol’s eighty-first birthday. Here, a selection of videos featuring computers, political jockeying, Brigid Berlin, Debbie Harry, and Truman Capote, among other things.
Just twenty-five years ago, people–magazine editors, even–lived without Macs and Photoshop. In 1985, Warhol went on television to test drive the Commodore Amiga, a primitive desktop, which he used to create a portrait of Debbie Harry with some proto-version of MS Paint Brush:
Hyptothetical campaign promises that stand the test of time:
On finding ways to fill one’s days:
With Brigid Berlin:
And finally, a silent 1977 short film featuring Truman Capote assisting with the selling and signing of issues of Interview at Fiorucci in New York: