Andy Was Right

The stars of Web 2.0 are descendants of Warhol. But there's not much family resemblance

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PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION; WARHOL BY RICHARD SCHULMAN / GETTY

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If Warhol were living in the Web 2.0 era, it would be interesting to see if he would use the medium as a chance to reveal something about himself or to obfuscate even more effectively. He'd probably do both--as lonelyboy15. But YouTube is Pop art in a form far closer to Warhol's original, uncorrupted vision than he could ever have imagined. And 15 minutes has been replaced by a new prophecy: "On the Web, everyone is famous to 15 people." Appropriately enough, many people share authorship of that one.

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