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My night as Andy Warhol

By Joanne Spataro
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- Joanne Spataro
Joanne Spataro as Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol said that in the future, every person will get 15 minutes of fame. I didn't know I'd get mine by impersonating Warhol himself.

On Nov. 1, I made a guest appearance as the famed pop artist at Warhol Wall, an art benefit for Loaves and Fishes at 2 Door Studios in Charlotte’s NoDa district. I have long felt a weird kinship with Warhol's introverted, bizarre personality and his insatiable love of American pop culture. I'm fascinated by how he interacted with people, often staring at them blankly, chewing gum and not answering any of their questions. The challenge of being him for an evening, which often meant being cold to artists paying tribute to his work, was a thrilling performance art experience for me.

Donald Devet captured the evening on this video.

This article is part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a consortium of local media dedicated to writing about the arts.
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