Happy Pop Art Day!
Today seems like a good day to share a music video that was directed by one of the most important pop artists, Andy Warhol!
Hello Again was the first of three music videos that Warhol would direct before his death in 1987. According to Greg Hawkes, who played keyboards on the song, “I think [Warhol] mainly did some of the conceptualizing and showed up to be an extra. And he invited his various friends to be in it. It was like any video shoot, but with a more interesting cast of characters. And you could always look over on the set and go ‘Hey that’s Andy Warhol.'”
And, of course, Warhol plays a role in the video. He appears as a bartender, one who is intently watching a special on sex, violence, and rock music. Among the patrons sitting in the bar is a young but instantly recognizable Gina Gershon.