Andy Warhol fans scramble for parliament tickets

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ANDY Warhol fans have inundated the Scottish Parliament with applications for tickets to see a free exhibition of the American artist’s work.

Within the first three hours of booking opening yesterday, the parliament received more than 1000 online inquiries or applications for the exhibition which opens in October.

More than 25,000 people are expected to see the exhibition, which will run for four weeks, and the parliament is allocating time slots in a bid to manage the numbers. The show will feature more than 40 of Warhol’s works, including his iconic portraits of Lenin, Mao Tse-tung and the Queen, as well as his famous screen prints about the assassination of John F Kennedy.

Many of the artworks are being exhibited in Scotland for the first time.

A parliament spokeswoman said people applying for tickets should receive their allocation within seven working days.

A dedicated phone line – 0131 348 5454 – is open 10am-4pm from Monday to Friday. But people can also log on to the parliament website at www.scottish.parliament/warhol.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, November 3.