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Walter Benjamin and Andy Warhol

I've just read the influential 1936 essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin. He delves into the concept of authenticity in art in an age of infinite reproducibility. This is something to contemplate now that we have reached an era where digital art can be perfectly cloned. The essay led me to thinking about Andy Warhol and his methods. For no good reason here he is... Eating a hamburger. Being interviewed by Mean Gene Okerlund. Being sung about. Dining on hare with William Burroughs. I wonder what he would be up to now. More on Walter Benjamin later. 

   Walter Benjamin

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