Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"The Andy Monument"
The artist behind this work is Rob Pruitt, a Pop artist himself, who has added another noteworthy monument to the streets of the city, so that aspiring artists can look and remember that it happened here.
I think Andy Warhol would be proud of his gleaming likeness, slightly elevated, and carrying proof of one of his favorite past-times - the shopping bag. As tourists stop to have there photograph made in front of the sculpture, I notice Andy's omnipresent camera hanging around his neck, ready to document when inspiration strikes, and for a second I think I see him smile.