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|Warhol Looks to Scream Into Record Books
- Hundreds of thousands expected for Tate Modern exhibition
ANDY WARHOL looks a scream/Hang him on my wall, sang a cynical David Bowie back in the 1970s. But since then the pop-art-meister and indulger of celebrity has come to be regarded as one of the central figures of late 20th century art.
So much so, in fact, that organisers of the new Warhol exhibition at the Tate Modern are advising punters to book viewing times in advance, such is the demand expected.
"People tend not to book ahead like they would for the theatre, but we want to encourage them to think about it so we can regulate the flow more easily. It will also be more comfortable for them," said a Tate Modern spokesperson.
Among the works on show are Warhol's most famous efforts including all 32 varieties of Campbell soup tin and comic-book style portraits of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.
The Warhol event opens tomorrow, Thursday 7 February, and is expected to beat last year's record attendance figure of 170,000 achieved by the Surrealism exhibition. Bowie appears to have got the bit about Andy Warhol silver screen/Can't tell them apart at all right.