The Wave: Warholy Time Capsules

The Wave: Warholy Time Capsules


One rare/relaxing Sunday morning, I was reading an article in the New York Times, when I came across a piece about the Warhol Museum and the following mention of Andy Warhol’s ‘Time Capsules.’

From the NY Times.

Working on our capsules.

Working on our capsules.

My civilized morning without people, music, or the internet turned into a wikipedia marathon blowout rampage that clued me into the details of this project and the slow unearthing of his baffling box collection. Earlier this year, I had read another story about the discovery of his floppy disc art from the 1980’s (which I had no desire to recreate), but the ‘Time Capsules’ seemed like a great idea to run by the time sensitive creators we call The Wavers!

More Wavers at work.

The Wavers at work.

After some really weak research into box prices, a trip to the UPS store, and then Home Depot, I determined that boxes are insanely overpriced. In the end, we decided not to buy anything new, but used some extra LP boxes we had lying around in The Wave Miscellaneous Supplies for Future Oriented Time Projects Department.

 

And even more capsules being made!

And even more capsules being made!

From the NY Times.

A capsule is almost there.

A capsule is almost there.

Why do Los Wavers rule? They rule because they always take things to the next level. Rather than fill these boxes with Warholian ephemera, everyone decided to write letters, or send notes, or photos, or store objects that could prove useful in the coming year. “Is it really that smart to store things you will need in a sealed box?” you may ask. “Yes it is,” I may answer, “because we will mail the boxes back to Los Wavers in one year, wherever they may be.” To which you may reply, “Now I get it.”

Warhol at work.

Warhol at work.

From the NY Times.

The Wavers deep in a creative discussion.

The Wavers deep in a creative discussion.

Story by Jon Bernson.
Capsules by The Wavers.
Images by Patrick Montgomery (who cannot be found on the internet).

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