Andy Warhol Grows Old in New Sculpture

Artwork marks what would have been his 83rd birthday
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2011 4:23 AM CDT
Andy Warhol in his heyday.   (Stag)
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(Newser) – Had Andy Warhol survived gallbladder surgery, he would have turned 83 on Saturday—a very, very old 83. At least that's how artist Edgar Askelovic imagines him: with bloated legs, lots of wrinkles, and toothless, but still with a shock of white hair. Askelovic, 23, used silicone and clay to recreate the pop legend in a strange squat that he based on an old photo of Warhol. "He is a huge inspiration to me and I wanted to make sure that I did him justice with my work," he said. The work is on display at the McDermott Galleries in England.

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