Andy Warhol app brings Pop Art to phones

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“My mind is like a tape recorder with one button–Erase,” Andy Warhol wrote in his book “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol,” in which he chronicles his love of TV and his tape recorder.

Doubtless the Pop Art wizard, who died in 1987, would have reveled in the sheer ephemera that is the Internet. A new app brings an in-depth examination of his works to your mobile device.

The Warhol: Art, available in the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace, contains archival materials, letters, source images, film and video clips, as well as audio recordings.

Developed by The Andy Warhol Museum and Toura, it’s meant as a guide to the museum experience and examines more than 50 Warhol works from the 1920s to the late 1980s, including “Silver Clouds” (1966), “Mao” (1972), and “The Last Supper” (1986).

There’s also audio of Warhol himself and museum curators.

I’d love to see an interview with the great Udo Kier on the making of the hilarious 1974 “Andy Warhol’s Dracula,” which is a real hoot if you’ve never seen it.

The app is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android devices. It retails for $2.99 for smartphones and $3.99 for tablets.

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