Warhol exhibition opens at Scottish Parliament

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AN exhibition of works by legendary American artist Andy Warhol opens at the Scottish Parliament on Saturday.

It is the first exhibition of Warhol’s work to be staged in a parliamentary building and includes a number of iconic works never shown before in Scotland.

The exhibition opens tomorrow. Pic: Jane Barlow

The exhibition opens tomorrow. Pic: Jane Barlow

Among the works on show are famous portraits of Richard Nixon, Lenin, Mao and the Queen.

More than 9000 people have already booked to see the exhibition, which is a collaboration between the Scottish Parliament, Carnegie UK Trust and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at the museum, said: “The items represent the full scope of Andy Warhol’s life and art. This exhibition features Warhol paintings, sculptures, and prints from our permanent collection and allows visitors to the stunning parliament building to have the opportunity to see many top rate original Warhols.”

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics runs until November 3.

Free e-tickets are available from 10am and 5pm daily (late nights on Thursdays to 8pm). Booking is recommended via the parliament website -www.scottish.parliament.uk/warhol - or the dedicated telephone line 0131 348 5454.