Fri., September 17, 2010 12:31pm (EDT)

Warhol Comes To Augusta
By Noel Brown
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Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Dennis Hopper is seen projected on the big screen as Dean and Britta play songs for Warhol's screen tests. (Image courtesy Warhol Museum)
Dennis Hopper is seen projected on the big screen as Dean and Britta play songs for Warhol's screen tests. (Image courtesy Warhol Museum)
Andy Warhol is probably best known as the founder of the Pop Art movement. He created a new genre by taking images from advertising and popular culture and turning them into fine art.

But Warhol was also an avid filmmaker. During his career he shot thousands of reels and made more than 500 short films he called screen tests.

This weekend the Augusta Westobou Festival presents a project that pairs some of those screen tests with live music. The performance gives a tour of the bustling art scene in New York during the 1960s.

Listen to Noel Brown's report.