|PITTSBURGH, PA.- The Andy Warhol Museum announces the release of Andy Warhol’s film San Diego Surf. Warhol is widely regarded as one of the most important artist of the second half of the 20th century, and he brought the vision of a successful artist to his filmmaking activities. He produced more than 4,000 reels of film between 1963 and 1971, when the works were withdrawn from circulation. It wasn’t until the early 1980s, a project began to preserve and re-release the films of Andy Warhol, with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. In 1997, The Warhol received the copyright to this material as a gift from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Of great interest even in his lifetime, Warhol’s films have attracted overwhelming public and scholarly attention since they have become newly available. Their wide-ranging influence can be seen in the work of contemporary artists, as well as numerous exhibitions, and publications.