A Controversy Over Empire
Karen Rosenberg ~New York Magazine
At eight hours, Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Empire is something that one watches, as its creator said, “to see time go by.” Officially, the only way to see the artist’s epic stationary shot of the Empire State Building is to borrow a 16-millimeter print from MoMA or attend one of the museum’s infrequent screenings. But a one-hour edit appears on a new Warhol-film DVD, Four Silent Movies, released by the Italian company Raro Video.
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Watch an excerpt of Empire at Medien Kunst Netz.