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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Andy Warhol's Japanese Televison Commercial

On the occasion of the Andy Warhol Foundation's decision to license Andy's images to Levi's and Edward Winkleman's post on the foundation's previous post-mortem licensing deals I want to share a very funny old television commercial.

My friend Al started this site, Japander, of mostly American celebrities endorsing products on Japanese television. He's been threatened with lawsuits from Meg Ryan and Leonardo Dicaprio, so they might not still be on the site, but the best one of all is this one of Andy Warhol selling a television.

In case you don't speak Japanese, he is saying the names of colors, and then he says "pretty". It's hilarious! His pronunciation is awful.