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When 9/11 happened Patti Smith discovered how much she missed Andy Warhol, the one artist who would have known how to respond.
In this video Patti Smith says that she really misses an artist who could reflect and animate what had happened on September 11, and Andy Warhol could have done it. She writes in her memoir "Just Kids" about Andy Warhol that she "felt little for the can and didn't like the soup". When she was young she didn't have any affection for Andy Warhol. But she learned how to appreciate Andy Warhol's genius. Often when she goes to a contemporary art museum and sees a work that is good, she discovers that it is a work done by Andy Warhol.
Interview by Christian Lund, at the Louisiana Literature festival August 24 2012 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
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