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Warhol exhibition marks his death
Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis"
Images of Elvis will be among the Warhol works on show
The largest showing of Andy Warhol's work in Scotland will go on display in Edinburgh this week to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

The exhibition will open at the National Gallery complex on Saturday.

The Royal Scottish Academy's columns have also been wrapped with the pop artist's famous images of Campbell's soup cans.

The pop artist's work from the early 1950s to 1986 will be shown in a wide range of media.

This will include painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, film and photography.

The exhibition will also highlight several aspects of Warhol's work that are less familiar, including a series of early drawings made while he was the highest-paid commercial artist in the US, before his career as a fine artist had begun.

Archive material from Warhol's "time capsules" will also be on show for the first time in Europe.

Campbell's soup cans wrapped around the columns of the Royal Scottish Academy
Campbell's soup cans have been wrapped around the Royal Scottish Academy

Many of the works are being lent by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and there will also be loans from other public and private collections in Britain and Europe.

Displays dedicated to "Marilyn, Liz, Jackie and Elvis", "Skulls" and "Portraits of the 1970s and 1980s" will be among the works shown.

The event has attracted the largest ever sponsorship of modern art in Scotland, and is the first instalment in the Bank of Scotland totalART series.

Over the next two years the bank will invest more than £400,000 in the programme, which will also include a major Joseph Beuys exhibition in autumn 2008.




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