Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987. In other words, 25 years ago today, the famous man who had famously written his own script finally had it taken away.
New York City is, of course, a different place than it was then. But nothing has changed so drastically that the creator of the Can That Sold the World has stopped being one of New York City's most deeply abiding myths.
"I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was, only you just wouldn't be there," Warhol once wrote. And he didn't, and it did, but he is.
Which leaves you to wonder, a quarter of a century expired, what does Andy Warhol's New York City look like today?
Camille Dodero of the Villiage Voice traces what "his" New York looks like 25 years after his death. You can read her terrific piece in its entirety here.