The Death of The Real by The Image.

The idea with which Andy Warhol uses repetition for a specific purpose shows parallel to the idea of a machine for static GIF reproduction. Repetition creates a new reality: the art of Andy Warhol can be considered an embodiment of Baudrillard's theory of the death of the real by the image. This occurs because of the breaking of images from reality (simulacrum). If the simulacrum no longer represents higher values, the emphasis will be on its experience.

-Thesis "Over relaties tussen tijd, ruimte en fysieke beleving."
(sept 2014 - Jascha Blume)